OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE CHANGING WORLD FOR ALL THAI PEOPLE
The Pheu Thai Party
OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE CHANGING WORLD
FOR ALL THAI PEOPLE
28th October 2018
To members of the Pheu Thai Party,
Millions of people are already aware of and familiar with our policies and undertakings in the past. Although it has only been 11 years since our inceptionmembers of our party have accumulated vast experience throughout the past two decades since the time of the former Thai Rak Thai Party which had been unfairly dissolved during the political crisis. Members of the party have always been with the people through thick and thin. Together we have struggled through all kinds of political situation. This has made us understand the importance of having more policies which center on the livelihood of the people, namely;
“Opportunity for better life”
“Making a living with dignity”
We first and foremost adhere to people’s interest. Our successive policies were made through understanding people’s lives, despair and economic and social necessity, and through this, helped solved issues which affected their family and society such as narcotics.
We offered policies which are tangible and answer to the people’s need and are truly meaningful to their livelihoods. These policies included the Village Funds, One Tambon One Product (OTOP), Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Constructive Economy which had been formulated to being opportunity to all people in general not only to a privileged few within society which is based on the following ideals;
“The ship with sturdy keel will sail through all storm with dignity.”
“A strong foundation will withstand the above structure without taking too much pressure.”
“Excessive tax must be eradicated”
“Reasonable tax will be a stimulus of the future.”
Unfortunately, important policies to support healthcare such as “30 Baht for All Treatment” was falsely distorted and there was effort to even abolish it totally. The policy was actually meant to lessen the burden for providing healthcare to the people and to cut production cost for small and medium enterprises, so that they could have a quality work force at a lower production cost.
Our policies were for future of our people and focusing on strengthening opportunity and stability of the people’s lives. These policies were tangible, and people could reap benefits from them and helped create multiplying effect to the economy and provided opportunity to every layers of societyboth in the cities and the rural areas. The policies also helped expand the tax base for the country from newly generated incomes without resorting to peculiar ways of squeezing money from the people.
The success of our policies in the past could not ever materialize if the country did not have democracy and the constitution which is representative of the people. Today however is not time for us to boast abroad our past. Our policies must constantly be reviewed and adapted to meet new challenges.
Understanding and Adapting to the Changing World.
The success of our past policies streamed from the good vision and understanding of the ever-changing world, and as a government to be able to inform people about the impending changes.
· Today we have to work harder so that the people could benefit from this new environment.
· Today the world is changing rapidly bringing with it many problems, challenges and opportunities.
· Today due to the challenges from new technology we have to mitigate the risk of associated unemployment and create new competitive businesses.
· Today the looming trade war will compel us to think forward and adjust our industrial policies to remain competitive.
· Today the changing consumer behavior will dictate us to develop and find potential markets for our products and services especially agricultural products which involve small and vulnerable businesses.
· Today we have to consider how to reap benefit fromthe “One Belt One Road” initiative to enable our business sector to remain competitive especially in logistics.
· Today Thailand is already entering an ageing society, so we need to develop social welfare systems to look after our senior citizens with dignity.
· Today the educational system is unprecedentedly shifting into a new paradigm which requires our attention and adaptation to enable the effective access for our new generation.
Our Conviction: To work with the people to renew hope, rebuild the country, restore confidence and dismantle barriers which deny our people better opportunities and economic wellbeing.
Our people have gone through so much despair, pressure and helpless changes already, and the world is changing fast and all countries are compelled to adjust themselves for the future. Thailand however remains divisive without any real hope of any solution
People’s livelihood will never be attained if we do not work with the people to resolve all their difficulties. The failures brought about by political crises during the past ten years will not ever be resolved if we do not sit down together.
Today, together with the people we will strive for the restoration of hope, confidence, and trust within our society. Together we will proceed with wisdom and uphold the rule of law to bring back our honor and dignity in the eye of the world community.
Together we will dismantle barriers for the opportunity and wellbeing of all people. The Pheu Thai Party believes that a political party will be truly representative of the people only, when it has the people’s wellbeing and interest at heart. We must strive for a way forward with hope even though the path is fraught with obstacles.
We will utilize all our experience and commitment to work with the people to rebuild our society filled with hope, opportunities, livelihood and bring about peaceful future.
The Pheu Thai Party – will bring about opportunities from the ever-changing world for all the Thai people.
“We are ready.”
The Pheu Thai Party
28th October 2018