Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dr. Wissanu Krea-ngam, has chaired a press conference in which the national reform process was declassified, and he stated that all areas of reform will begin before the general election.
Joining the deputy premier was Poramethi Vimolsiri, Secretary-General of the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB).
Dr. Wissanu said 11 reform agenda have been completed, with the education and police agenda to be added later and implemented when ready. According to Poramethi, the reform agenda include politics, administration, legislation, justice, economy, national resources & environment, public health, media & telecommunications technology, society, energy and counter corruption.
Dr. Wissanu indicated that governmental units can be compelled to follow the reform roadmap using legal means, but he also stressed the need to help citizens understand the administration’s national strategy and reform.
He said the responsible reform committees have a month to publicize their work, collect feedback, make the necessary adjustments and forward proposals to the Cabinet. Dr. Wissanu speculated that the plans will likely be implemented in March or April this year.