DOHA: (NHRC-27/10/2008): H.E. Thai ambassador, Swat Shirra Pant and Mr. Sakson Saryol, 1st Secretary at the embassy today visited NHRC and met Secretary General H.E. Dr. Ali Smaikh al-Merry. Means of cooperation between the embassy and NHRC and topics of mutual interest were taken up during the meeting.
Thailand is a country of mountains, tropical rainforests and flat plains. Religion, the monarchy and the military have helped to shape its society and politics.
The 1980s brought economic boom, and the agriculture-based economy changed as Thais flocked to work in industry and the services sector.
But the bubble burst in 1997 with the south-east Asian financial crisis. Stock and property prices plummeted causing recession and unemployment