Thursday, July 7, 2011

Congrats Thailand

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.

24 comments:

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

That must be good news for stability within the region, Harry?

Multibrand said...

@Peter/Kiwi,
Yes it is a good news indeed.

Aulawi Ahmad said...

I agree with u, hopefully our politician can be like that too :)

r10 said...

semoga setelah ini, thailand kembali stabil dan tidak banyak demo

BaliMoz said...

I seen the car blast prior to election day...those make me think that Thailand has same Political atmosphere as Indonesia

Multibrand said...

@Aulawi Ahmad,
Yeah let us hope so.

@R10,
Semoga demikian jadinya.

@Balimoz,
Semoga hal2 yang negatif tidak ditiru disini.

sawali tuhusetya said...

selamat kepada thailand yang telah berhasil melewati krisis kepemimpinan scr demokratis. apalagi yang terpilih Yingluck Shinawatra, sosok perempuan muda yang diharapkan akan membawa banyak perubahan.

Multibrand said...

@Sawali,
Semoga demikian Mas Sawali, perkembangan di Thailand sedikit banyak akan berpengaruh pada negara2 ASEAN lainnya.

Bear Wife said...

Congratulations to Thailand
and its First Lady Premier
Yingluck Shinawatra.

Thaksin will be one happy man
as he would be able to attend
his daughter's wedding at last.

Digressing a little from the
topic here: Belgium has been
without an official government
for so long ( it has a temporary caretaker government ) and the
country is still business as usual. Everything is as smooth
as ever. No politicking. No
bickering. Everyone sleeps soundly.

This speaks for the efficiency of its administrative bodies which
have no political affiliation.

ASEAN has a long way to go. Now..to get
rid of the politicians....

Multibrand said...

@Bear Wife,
Yeah Thaksin will be a very happy man indeed.
Re: Belgium situation without a head of government (Premier):
There so many times that people in Indonesia have expressed that the the government has been neglecting realities that life would not change without them.

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

Selamat tetangga..

Rumah Dijual said...

Semoga za hal2 yg negatifnya ga ke bawa di negara kita,, kan itu semua ga patut di contoh,,, :)

Bear Wife said...

@ Harry

People everywhere are suffering
because of the politicians.

Makes one wonder if governments
are of any use in the first place.

On another note, thank you
very much for taking the time
to engage on interesting
discussions in my blog. Truly
enjoy this kind of brain
stimulation

Multibrand said...

@TUKANG CoLoNG,
Semoga mereka selalu damai.

@Rumah Dijual,
Mudah2an hanya hal2 baik yang ditiru.

@Bear Wife,

The irony is that we need government and parliament to run the country.
The worst thing is that there is no guarantee that the politicians would keep all the promises they made during election campaigns.
It's like gambling.

I really enjoy having discussions with you in my blog and yours.
Thanks a lot.

Umi said...

Hi Harry,
Gratz to the victor..but its early days yet.The military is probably still monitoring the situation. It's not known what would be their reaction should she make a move to get a full pardon for the brother.

We can only hope that our leaders are smart enough to not make the same mistake of fallen dictators of being oblivious to legitimate demands.

Have good nite Harry.A pleasure to be here always.

Umi

Multibrand said...

@Umi,
We can only hope that the civilians would work hard, wise and smart in dealing with other parties especially with the military.

I am so happy with your visit and your comment. Thank you very much Umi.

smp 3 lembang said...

semoga adiknya yang berkuasa sekarang tidak menjadi boneka Thaksin, btw malaysia juga bergolak hari ini

Multibrand said...

@Smp3Lembang,
Mudah2an tidak terjadi hal2 buruk.

Meutia Halida Khairani said...

maybe for me, it's a good news

Multibrand said...

@Meutia,
Yes it is a good news

Wisata Murah said...

a very good appeal to Indonesia the ruler

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

semoga negeri kita juga damai pak :D

attayaya-klamp said...

lho dari shinawatra lagi yaaa
berarti demonstran kemaren ga ngaruh2 amat ya

Multibrand said...

@Wisata Murah,
Let us hope that our ruler would take the good things as example.

@TUKANG CoLoNG,
Iya semoga damai

@Attayaya-Klamp,
Menurut perbagai berita, yang menggerakan demonstrasi tsb adalah Shinawatra