Saturday, 23 August 2008

My political agenda for Thailand 3 - Cultural Policies

Cultural Policy
1. The Office of the National Culture Commission (สำนักงานคณะกรรมการวัฒนธรรมแห่งชาติ) is to be abolished and replaced by Offices of Regional Culture Commission on Monthon Level.
On the national level shall be a National Forum on Culture and Arts implemented, consisting of delegates of the regional commissions, convening four times a year.

2. Regional and minority languages should be enforced and fostered, making it compulsory in elementary education. Media has to be provided in regional languages alongside to Standard Thai. Regional TV has to be established with at least 50% of the programs in regional languages.

3. Higher education institutions should reserve 5% quotas for speakers of minority languages.

4. Publishing in minority languages should be eligible for government funding.

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