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January 30, 2010

Inspection of Assets of the Persons Holding Political Positions and State Officials

KAS and the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Persons Holding Political Positions(SCP) organized a seminar on Inspection of Assets of the Person Holding Political Positions in Chiang Rai. The seminar provided a platform for interaction between the SCP, politicians, academics and lawyers. Equally, it served to raising awareness on Inspection of Assets as an instrument for good governance. The SCP is scheduled to submit a verdict of ex-prime minister Taksins assets by the end of Feb 2010.

January 22, 2010

Senators meet people

Upon invitation of the KAS 35 senators from various provinces visited on 22 January 2010 Khon Kaen in the Northeast Province of Thailand to meet with representatives of civil society organizations. The series of „Senators meet People“ provides a unique platform for both the senators and representatives of civil society to discuss current political, social and economic challenges in provinces, thus contributing to stronger political participation.

January 19, 2010

“Towards the ASEAN Community: Changes, Cooperation, and Solidarity”

CUIC is the largest student conference organized by KAS in cooperation with Chulalongkorn University, from 19-24 January with the major theme “Towards the ASEAN Community: Changes, Cooperation, and Solidarity”. The participants were consisted of 10 countries from ASEAN member and regional association. The conference had broaden the horizon of academic limitations and functioned as a platform for new generation to share opinions on the issue of regional integration and global challenges.

December 1, 2009

Economic Integration and Social Cohesion in ASEAN: Progress and Perspectives

“Economic Integration and Social Cohesion in ASEAN: Progress and Perspectives”, an international seminar organized by KAS in cooperation with Centre for European Studies and Chula Global Network brought together experts from throughout the region to assess ASEAN’s economic and social performance and the policies and mechanism for reducing regional disparities. Dr. Christoph Konrad, Sec. Gen. of the SME-Union of the EPP gave a briefing on the cohesion policy of the EU. more…

November 29, 2009

Academic Dialogue

KAS and Institute for Democracy Studies co-organized a roundtable „Visions of Thai Intellectuals: A Sustainable Development in Thailand“, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of 30 outstanding scholars and experts for a dialogue on sustainable democratic and economic development in Thailand. The dialogue has served to assess the responsibility and the contribution of academicians in overcoming the polarization of the Thai society.

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.