November 2004
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Nov2004, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p2
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The article focuses on political risk in Thailand. Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has vowed to eradicate the corruption that pervades the Thai government. In a televised address, Thaksin promised to reward those who named corrupt officials. Higher oil prices pushed Thai imports to a record high in August, giving Thailand its third monthly trade deficit in six months. The Thai government has approved to spend the U.S.$12bn to extend Bangkok's new subway and elevated railways over the next five years.


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