Boardroom Brief: Thai political update – what straw could break the camel’s back?

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2013
  • 12:00 - 14:00
  • "Rajadamri II", The St. Regis Bangkok, Rajadamri Road


  • Open to any employee of an AustCham member company. To register for website access please go to the 'member info' tab on the AustCham home page and select 'apply for website access'.

    Members may register guests at the non-member price.
  • For those who do not belong to the Chamber or are not employed by an AustCham member company.

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"Thai political update – what straw could break the camel’s back?”

After a resounding electoral victory and a welcome period of relatively stability, the Yingluck Government is under pressure.  Is there a straw that might break the proverbial camel’s back?  What are the implications for political and business stability of the amnesty bill, rice pledging scheme, massive investment in infrastructure, and implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community?  Or are there other less-well-known political factors to worry about? 

AustCham is pleased to present Khun Voranai Vanijaka, Political and Social Commentator of Bangkok Post, who will provide an expert update on Thai politics and what we might expect in the future.  As the saying goes, we live in interesting times.

Event details

Wednesday 28 August 2013
12:00 - 14:00, registration from 11:45
Cost: Baht 700 for members
  Baht 950 for non-members
Location: "Rajadamri II", The St. Regis Bangkok, Rajadamri Road
Rajadamri (sky-walk directly from BTS into hotel)

Guest speaker

Khun Voranai Vanijaka
Political and Social Commentator, Bangkok Post

Khun Voranai won the MR Ayumongol Sonakul “Writer of the Year” award in 2011 for his Sunday columns. He’s a frequent commentator on Thai politics and society for the BBC, as well as other international media, and has hosted two political talk shows on Thai TV. He’s also a frequent speaker at local and international forums and teaches at Thammasart University in the faculty of Journalism and Mass Media. His bachelor’s degree is in politics and history, his master’s degree is in international business.