22 Jul 2011
One of the key and most popular policies that helped sweep Yingluck Shinawatra and the Pheu Thai Party to power in the recent July 3 Thai general election was the increase in Thailand’s pitiful minimum wage. Having won a landslide election victory, Pheu Thai’s avowed aim is to increase this minimum wage to a national level of 300 Baht (£6.50 or US$10) a day.
27 May 2011
Leading feminists say that having Yingluck Shinawatra as a candidate for the country's top job is not a milestone in the struggle for greater gender equality, because Yingluck is an unknown quantity and does not necessarily represent women's interests.