Last year, the Bangkok Post nominated flood volunteers as our 'Person(s) of the Year', for the selfless acts which they performed in helping the many thousands of people hit by the big floods.
Rice is unloaded in a government warehouse in Ratchaburi. The Thailand Development Research Institute reported the scheme is wasteful and would harm the country’s finances. The Bangkok Post has selected the TDRI as its Person of the Year. (Photo by Tawatchai Kemgumnerd)
This year, the second time we have named anyone for their outstanding contributions to society, we again name not a single individual, but the collection of academics and thinkers who make up the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI). The think-tank shows we can still agree to disagree on the big issues confronting us, as it puts forward competing ideas for the public to debate.
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