As Thai opposition gains, populist reformer waits in the wings

As Thai opposition gains, populist reformer waits in the wings – Reuters, June 16, 2011
…Olarn, architect of the opposition Pheu Thai Party’s economic platform, said his 1.5 trillion baht (S$60 billion), four-year programme would help his party carry out “bottom-up”economic reforms and speed income redistribution in Thailand.
…The richest 20 per cent of Thailand’s population earn about 55 per cent of the income while the poorest fifth get 4 per cent, among Asia’s widest income disparities, says the World Bank…

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