Thais need to be realistic on AEC
- Published: 24 Jan 2013 at 18.20
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Thais need to reset their perceptions to embrace the changing socio-political-economic terrain in the region ahead of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, a seminar, "Asean Studies" at the Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre, concluded.
Pisanu Suvanajata, the Thai ambassador to Myanmar, said universities and colleges needed to help correct the mindset of the Thai people and equip them with adequate knowledge to be ready and realistic for the integrated regional society.
"Thai people have to reset their mindset, especially concerning Myanmar as the nation is now in a reform mode and a very attractive nation. We need to understand what course of action Thailand is taking with our neighbours. We must be prepared but not panic about what becomes or might become in the near future," said Mr Pisanu on the first day of the two-day seminar organised by the Foundation for the Promotion of Social Science and Humanities Textbooks Projects and the Toyota Thailand Foundation.
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