Saturday, 1 October 2011

THAILAND'S FIRST WOMAN PRIME MINISTER YINGLUCK SINAWATRA

In May 2011, the PueaThai Party nominated Yingluck as their candidate for Prime Minister in the 2011 general election. She campaigned with a promise of national reconciliation, poverty eradication, corporate income tax reduction, raise minimum wage, revamp the education and public health systems .  Yingluck swept to a landslide election victory, with her party Puea Thai  winning 265 seats in the 500 seat House of Representatives in Thailand. Yinkluck is ranked 59 in Forbes list of World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2011.

'Yingluck embodies the “suai, ruai, keng” – a Thai description of “pretty, rich and smart” woman. She looks youthful, confident and at ease. Cameras love to capture her ceaseless smiles'. - Warangkana Chomchuen, World blog (NBC news).

Forty four year old business executive, Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's first ever woman Prime Minister was sworn in during August. She is the youngest sister of Thaksin Shinawatra. Prime Minister Yingluck graduated with a BA degree from the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, Chiang Mai University in 1988 and holds a master’s degree in public administration from Kentucky State University, USA.  In Yingluck's words, "I am ready to fight according to the rules and I ask for the opportunity to prove myself. I will utilise my femininity to work fully for our country."


Prime Minister Yingluck faces the challenge of bringing unity, stability and peace to a beautiful nation that has suffered a great deal. The recent floods,  monsoon rains, and mudslides in Thailand  have killed 98 people, caused huge destruction and some 1.5 million people are affected.  Floods have affected 29 of Thailand's 76 provinces, destroyed or damaged more then 300,000 homes, leaving about 1.3 million acres of farm land in Thailand under water (about eight times the size of Singapore).


Beautiful Yingluck Shinawatra


Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in official attire of Thai Government



3 comments:

Vasu said...

Wow this is so inspiring! I am going to Thailand this December and I am so excited about it! :)

KUWEIGHT 64 said...

Hi! Nice to know you will be travelling to Thailand.

Vasu said...

Yes Aunty will be travelling to Bangkok, it is an official trip and its just for a week but I hope to visit a few places and have some amazing Thai food! :)