Yingluck Learning The Ropes Of Politics Quickly
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Posted 2012-09-09 04:46:42
PM learning the ropes of politics quickly
The Nation on Sunday
BANGKOK: -- Political and personality observers might have seen the changes in Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra since the day she first took the reins of government on August 8 last year.
She is now more skilled at what and when to speak. Her government is the third political manifestation of her brother Thaksin's parties. First, the Thai Rak Thai Party was dissolved and 111 of its executives had to served a five-year ban. The next incarnation of that party, the People Power Party, also faced the same fate with that party also being dissolved.
Yingluck's government was faced with a huge national crisis during the floods in late 2011. The newbie PM was severely challenged by the events. In addition to adjusting from being a business executive to a politician, she found it hard to deal with the flood problems, especially when the budget could not be withdrawn for use as easily as in her companies.
The picture people remember well is of the first female premier of Thailand crying, and some polls even showed people were crying out for her "leadership."
That was when the members of House No 111 had to get in.
When Yingluck, who is not a natural orator, first started her work, she needed a note or script when she had to speak. Her mistakes, like mixing up Vetiver grass with Bermuda grass and calling Hat Yai a province became the talk of the town and gave ammunition to her critics.
She, therefore, usually avoided the media and let her advisers, both from the House No 111 and others, deal with the journalists. The advisers include Suranand Vejjajiva and Sansanee Nakpong who, after the political ban ended, became the PM's secretary-general and government spokesperson respectively.
Meanwhile, political veteran Phumtham Wechayachai came in to reorganise the Pheu Thai as the party's director.
Now with better advice, Yingluck manages to get maximum mileage from her dealings with the media. She knows better what and when to answer and how long she should wait before speaking on issues to minimise opposition or confrontation. On a day when she joins for an event, she does not take questions from the media on other issues, to make sure that the focus is on the event she attended.
Her weekly programmes are all recorded in advance to eliminate any chances of any mistakes creeping in, and it is one-way communication.
She might have received advice from her mentors to avoid confrontation, and that should be enough to keep her in the post. However, one image she has not been able to change is that she is only a representative of her brother Thaksin, who is the de facto premier.
-- The Nation 2012-09-09
Posted 2012-09-09 04:57:53
Cougar, definite cougar.......purrrrrrr
Ehm....where was I......eh......yes, a well written article and I agree with everything it says..........
Wait a minute, I haven't read it yet
Tell you what though..........that jacket suits her
Posted 2012-09-09 05:37:02
As far as Prime Ministers go....with all politics aside , I have to say that she is a very attractive woman. Leaves Angela Merkel looking like a dried up piece of toast. However, back on to topic....it isnt a modelling contest, is it?
Posted 2012-09-09 06:56:39
Her job is so easy
!- Do as brother says
2- Say what brother tells her to say
3- Always look so pretty
IMO opinion she has it easy
Posted 2012-09-09 07:05:46
It looks like someone has also taught her how to dress as well
Posted 2012-09-09 07:15:55
She has the last paragraph sorted. Just stay away from parliament when something important is being discussed.
Posted 2012-09-09 07:23:21
Easy to see the changes in Prime Minister Yingluck's rapid increase in facial and hair aging over that relative short span of time.
August 2011 and the OP's September 2012
Despite the smiles, it's taking its undeniable toll.
Posted 2012-09-09 07:55:28
So is this "learning the ropes of politics quickly" or keep out the way to avoid being shown up?
As an aside, I'm glad we all have are own taste (cougar?). I agree she can look quite tight one minute, though blink and the next minute you have Taksin in a wig and a dress.
Posted 2012-09-09 08:15:24
It is an image that seems to reflect the truth of course
Posted 2012-09-09 09:00:34
Her photo looks like a fashion advert - her ability as a politician is still very much in doubt, and her 'handling' by more experienced puppets appointed by her criminal brother leaves me in no doubt, she has assumed the role of an actress. Shame - like most of the plastic Hollywood set, she is hanging out with the wrong crowd.
Posted 2012-09-09 09:13:46
Schooling is usually something PM's are done with before they're sworn in...
... unless they're puppets.
...which is probably not so uncommon among the world "so called" leaders as we would like it to be.
Posted 2012-09-09 10:21:38
Not a problem she can just get hereself Re-cloned...problem solved
Posted 2012-09-09 10:26:09
Has it occured to anyone that Yingluck actually doesnt exist and the PM we know as Yingluck IS actually Thaksin in drag, maybe all these stories about him living in Dubai are a lie and he actually sneaked in and put on a pair high heels and make up ?
Posted 2012-09-09 10:29:53
1. How astute. Because her hair is longer it is also older.
2. Please explain how much faster is 'rapidly aging' as opposed to normal aging.
Posted 2012-09-09 10:35:21
"No Mr Jones, your Doc isn't a fully qualified heart surgeon yet, but he's very keen and good with his hands, so let him have a go"
Posted 2012-09-09 10:38:17
...and regularly goes through the Son'a skin stretching procedure.
Posted 2012-09-09 13:07:52
Miaow................................oh you're such a bitch, buchholz
Posted 2012-09-09 21:53:00
Don't know about the ropes but she's get getting more comfortable reacting to the strings. Sometimes I swear you can't see them move.
Posted 2012-09-10 02:04:21
She is the lead actress in a Thai soap opera...does not matter where soap's are produced being either parliament or on the set as the Thai's lap them up.
Posted 2012-09-10 02:10:15
White lies, question avoidance, photo-ops, being elsewhere when needed? True, close to a 10 (with 0 = bad, 10 = perfect). Quick learner, Thai can be proud !
Posted 2012-09-10 08:47:06
Run that past me again, Buchholz. You post two photographs of Thailands PM, purportedly showing how she has aged, annotate them accordingly and then say it's reflective of the topics subject?
Now the last time I looked the topic was "Yingluck learning the ropes of politics quickly". Your comments/photo ops are lightyears away from the OP I feel.
How are you comments/photos relevant or even helpful to the thread? You obviously believe they are as you seem so concerned when other people go off topic you wouldn't possibly do so yourself, would you?
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