Sihasak Phuangketkeow is former Permanent Secretary of Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is a graduate of Chulalongkorn and Johns Hopkins Universities, a former Visiting Senior Fellow in the Thailand Studies Programme of the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, and an advisor to Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor project.
Articles by Sihasak Phuangketkeow (6)
Thai Cabinet Reshuffle: Avoiding Mismatch in the Mixing
The resignation of several ministers from the Thai cabinet has forced the hand of the prime minister, who will have to announce a cabinet reshuffle as the economy totters in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ultimately, the reshuffle will be more a change in personalities than policy direction.
Thai Airways: Up in the Air
The national carrier is flying into turbulence, and its woes are being compounded by a near-standstill in global air travel. The hope is that an extensive restructuring would put the carrier on a stronger footing – and lead to broader reforms of state-owned enterprises in Thailand.
Rallying Team Thailand in the Fight against Covid-19
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Thai prime minister has called on the country’s corporate titans to come up with projects that will benefit the wider community.
Thailand: Spooked by Little Ghosts
The negative reaction by many Thais towards returning workers from South Korea underscore the need for understanding and cooperation in a time of the coronavirus
In Thailand, High-Speed Train, Low Speed Negotiations
After months of drawn-out and intense negotiations, the contract for the high-speed train project was finally signed to much fanfare and relief. With the three-airport high speed train project going forward, Thailand's ambitious Eastern Economic Corridor project is one step closer to reality.