Tossaporn Sirisumpan from the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) stated that student mobs on a political stand point as a risk towards the nation’s economic recovery from Covid-19. Although it was not mentioned how substantial the mob’s effects are towards Thailand’s economy as it depends on the situations in the future. A big part of Thailand’s economy depends on the tourism industry and this we know will not return to normal for years to come. People living and working in tourist provinces and areas will have to adapt and find different ways to survive and continue looking after their family’s.
Thailand’s exports are currently affected by the situation between China and the USA. The more tension there is between the 2 major countries, the more Thailand exports are affected along with the global economy as a whole. Tossaporn believes that Thailand has come past the lowest economic point as some businesses have made a return and many are on the way to recovery with some time and work. He also stated that if Covid-19 vaccine tests come out with positive results within mid-year 2021 the global economy will begin its recovery phase from the pandemic. Thailand will need to hold the overall economy together with government help. This includes consumer support and investments in the private sectors. With the proper help and planning, Thailand will be able to push the economy forward alongside the global economy.
Police Major General Somprasong Yentuam the Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police reported to INN News about the Free People’s mob on Democracy at the Democracy Monument on 16 Augusts 2020. There were more people than expected, about 10,000 Thais of all ages joined the anti-government rally. The protests had no violent situations while over 600 officials stood watching.
FB Caption: Tossaporn Sirisumpan from the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) stated that the rally is a risk to Thailand’s economy.
Source: INN News