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November 27, 2009

Annual Conference on Civil Service

The Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva gave an opening speech at the annual conference on civil service co-organized by KAS and OCSC. In his speech he focused on the importance of ethical standards. The traditional annual conference provides a forum for information on recent developments and guidelines in the administration. Equally, it serves to reviewing the work of the Civil Service Commission as a guiding institution for strengthening ethics, transparency and capabilities in the civil service.

November 17, 2009

Visit of Judges of the Supreme Administrative Court to Germany

Upon the invitation of the KAS, a delegation of Judges from the Supreme Administrative Court visited Germany from 8-14 November 2009 for a study and dialogue programme on the development of administrative juristiction. During the programme the delegation met with the president of Federal Administrative Court, representatives of the Federal Ministry of Justice as well as with Members of the Bundestag. The Judges visited also the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer.

November 6, 2009

KPI Congress XI “Conflict, Legitimacy and Government Reform: Equitable Allocation of Resource in Thai Society”

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn presided over opening of the 11th academic congress of King Prajadhipok’s Institute(KPI) in cooperation with KAS “Conflict, Legitimacy and Government Reform: Equitable Allocation of Resource in Thai Society”, 5-7 November 2009, United Nations Conference Centre. At this event, Dr.Dieter W. Benecke illustrated the principle and framework of the Social and Ecological Market Economy (SEME) model as a tool to achieve sustainable government reform.

October 19, 2009

Workshop for National Internal Security Act

On 15 October 2009, KAS held the Workshop on the new Internal Security Act (ISA) and its effect on Southern border provinces. Intentionally, Thai Government has announced ISA in the selected provinces in southern area to replace the repealed martial law. Government representatives, human rights experts and Southern civil society organizations were in this activity.

October 13, 2009

Senators Meet People at Pattani

KAS with the collaboration of SOS invited 27 senators from various provinces to fly to Pattani and meet representatives of local people from 3 border provinces. This event is the first time that provided a opportunity to senators to have directly meet local people and share their opinion that hopefully will lead the solution of ongoing conflicts in southern border provinces.

September 30, 2009

German Elections 2009

Upon the invitation of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of the Representatives, Dr. Canan Atilgan, KAS-Representative to Thailand has briefed the committee members on the results of the German Elections. The MPs were particularly interested in the election campaign, the election system as well as the priorities of a CDU/CSU-FDP Coalition government. The committee has been informed also about KAS projects in Thailand, and asserted great interest in political dialogue.

September 29, 2009

Opening Ceremony of the Regional Parliamentary Centre in Songkla

The Secretariat of the National Assembly (SNA) held an opening ceremony of the Regional Parliamentary Centre (RPC) in Songkla on 28th-29th September 2009. The center will offer seminars on parliamentary democracy and provide information material on legislative procedures. In addition, it will serve as a public address for requests and petitions. During the opening ceremony, SNA has also launched new website for regional parliamentary centre:

September 24, 2009

An Open Expert Forum "Thai State in the Next Decade"

“Thai State in the Next Decade”, an open expert forum on the future analysis of Thailand, was co-organized by Institute of Public Policy Studies(IPPS) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung on 24th September 2009, Bangkok. Through perspectives of renowned experts, the event succeeded in achieving its purpose in analyzing the shifting facet of Thai state due to rapid changes in social and economic environment as well as providing comprehensive strategy for the better future of the Thai society.

September 16, 2009

The publication “Religion, Politics and Globalization-Implications for Thailand and Asia”

The publication, “Religion, Politics and Globalization-Implications for Thailand and Asia”, contains the accounts of the international seminar in Bangkok co-organized by the KAS and the Assumption University in June 2009. The volume examines the interplay between religions, politics and globalization. It contains a contemporary analysis of the interrelation in shaping cultures and countries politics as well as global phenomenon that redefined the custom of the world in 21st centuries.

August 31, 2009

Capacity Building for Democratic Participative Leadership

The Vice President of the Senate, Prof.Tassana Boontong, opened the workshop, jointly organised by KAS Thailand and Secretariat of the Senate (SOS). The event was held at the parliament and brought together over hundred local leaders and students from 9 provinces of Thailand. The workshop provided the participants with a good overview on participatory democracy through many group participative learning methods. more…