Controversies of 2012
One of the year's more controversial issues was the decision to raise the daily minimum wage to 300 baht nationwide from the beginning of 2013.
The hike has led to internal disagreements at the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), the country's largest private-sector organisation.
Federation chairman Payungsak Chartsutthipol has been criticised by key executives of the FTI for his failure to tackle the wage issue, especially its impact on small and medium-sized enterprises.
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