Following months of unrest by the supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra (2001-2006) the people of Thailand on 3 July carried out a general election and elected 500 members of Parliament.
Result of election was very surprising, whereby the opposition Phue Thai Party led by Yingluck Shinawatra (44), sister of Thaksin Shinawatra, won 265 seats in Parliament, while the ruling Democrat Party led by Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva only got 159 seats.
Prime Minister Abhisit has acknowledged his defeat and congratulated Yingluck Shinawatra for her victory, the military forces, which played dominant role in Thailand's political life, do not raised any objection, and the Monarchy most probably would also agree with the result of election.
Due to the above mentioned facts, it is most likely that Yingluck Shinawatra will become Thailand's first female Prime Minister.
Thailand is not a strange country for Indonesia, not only because both countries were founding fathers of ASEAN, but also because of centuries of historical relationship which each other.
Indonesian market today is filled with many products imported from Thailand like the Monthong Durian and other Fruits, Rice, Toyota Vios and Honda City cars.
And every year many Indonesians traveled to Thailand for vacation and/or shopping.
Moreover, both countries have experienced authoritarian military rulers, now adopting the same kinds of liberal democracy, and fighting against corruptions.
I hope that the positive things that have happened in Thailand would be taken as good examples by the politicians and military generals in Indonesia on how to govern the country and people.