Monday, July 11, 2011

What the new PM should and shouldn't do...

The Nation has gathered experts in various fields to answer the vital question for the premier-designate Yingluck Shinawatra: What she should do and she should try to avoid at all cost.

Here are the proposed DON'Ts:

1. Bring back the rice pledging scheme for paddy rice of up to Bt20,000 per tonne.
2. Increase the minimum wage for skilled labourers to Bt300 per day and the monthly salary for new graduates to Bt15,000 on Jan 2012.
3. Reduce corporate tax from 30 to 23%.
4. Provide tablet computers to every student from Prathom 1 up.
5. Build a land bridge to ensure long-term energy supply.

And the proposed DOs:

1. Provide credit cards to farmers.
2. Develop the logistics system, focusing on high-speed trains and double-track rail.
3. Revamp energy pricing.

But then, those were the election campaign promises, weren't they? How they get out of that dilemma is the responsibility of politicians who use populist policies to win votes, knowing very well that they can't be implemented in real life.

Over to you, Madame.

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