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Thailand and OIC Denounce Violence against Innocent Civilians in the South

The Thai government and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have denounced the indiscriminate acts of violence against innocent civilians in the southern border provinces of Thailand.

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The Thai government and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have denounced the indiscriminate acts of violence against innocent civilians in the southern border provinces of Thailand.

The acts were described as something against the teaching of Islam, according to a joint press release, issued on the official visit of a high-le vel OIC delegation to Thailand from 7-13 May 2012.

The delegation, led by Ambassador Sayed Kassem El-Masry, Adviser and Special Envoy of the OIC Secretary General, visited the southern border provinces and had meetings with key stakeholders and local communities.

On this occasion, the Thai government reiterated that the issue of the South is a top national priority and that the Government is making efforts to resolve the problem through a comprehensive approach to address the root causes in accordance with the royal advice of His Majesty the King to “understand, reach out, and develop.”

The joint press release stated that the OIC delegation welcomed the positive developments since the visit of the IOC Secretary General in 2007. It believed that the policy of the Thai government is moving in the right direction. In this regard, OIC welcomed the efforts being undertaken by the Government and urged the Thai side to intensify these efforts.

Concerning the Emergency Decree, the OIC delegation noted the lifting of the decree in certain areas in the deep South and urged the Thai side to consider lifting this special law in other areas of the deep South, as well. It also called for the acceleration of efforts to implement educational plans as adopted by the Thai government which attends to aspects of culture and identity.

According to the joint press release, the Thai side assured that the Emergency Decree would be lifted whenever and wherever the situation on the ground permits.

It further emphasized that the perpetuation of violence continued to pose an obstacle to efforts to promote peace, security, and development as desired by local people in the southern border provinces.

Thailand also stressed the need to bring an end to a cycle of violence in order to create a condition for peace, development, harmony, and peaceful co-existence of all local residents.

Both sides agreed that the visit by the OIC delegation underlined the commitment of the Thai government, as an observer of OIC, to strengthening relations with the organization

via Inside Thailand — Thailand and OIC Denounce Violence against Innocent Civilians in the South.

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Acclaimed MICHELIN Guide Thailand gets 5-year extension from 2022-2026

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Bangkok, 2 December, 2021 – The Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) are pleased to announce that the success of The MICHELIN Guide Thailand over the past five years, since its launch in 2017, has resulted in the project being extended for another five years from 2022 to 2026 guaranteeing continued promotion of gastronomy tourism in Thailand to the highest international level.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said, “The MICHELIN Guide Thailand in its four editions so far has been received tremendously well, and has been instrumental in bringing Thailand’s world-class culinary scene to the world. The next five editions to come under TAT’s expanded partnership with The MICHELIN Guide will aim to build on that success and promises a number of new elements. This will see its search extended to three more provinces, including one in the Northeast, and the introduction of a new award category – the MICHELIN Guide Thailand Service Award presented by TAT will recognise outstanding service personnel in the culinary and hospitality industries.

“At the same time, The MICHELIN Guide Thailand will play an important role in helping drive the government’s Creative Economy policy under the Bio-Circular-Green or BCG Economic Model. It will do so by enhancing the image of Thailand globally as a leading tourism destination through the promotion of Gastronomy Tourism, and in a sustainable development manner.”

Mr. Manuel Montana, President of Michelin East Asia and Australia, said, “The extended partnership will allow us to provide further support and contributions to Thailand’s gastronomy and tourism sectors – a much-needed morale booster for local entrepreneurs, especially during and after the pandemic. With the MICHELIN Guide’s active presence through both traditional and digital channels on a global scale, we will continue to enhance the exposure of Thailand as a world-class culinary destination, as well as help amplify the rebound of Thai tourism after the Covid-19 crisis. Additionally, in line with the Thai government’s policies around the Bio, Circular and Green economy, The MICHELIN Guide’s efforts to raise awareness and promote sustainability in the culinary and hospitality sectors, will benefit not only the country’s economy and its people, but also the planet as a whole.”

The partnership between TAT and The MICHELIN Guide began in 2017 with the launch of The MICHELIN Guide Bangkok 2018, the aim being to help food lovers explore the Thai culinary scene and to raise the profile of Thai restaurants while boosting the economy at the same time.

Right from the start, it was planned that other destinations around Thailand would be added to subsequent editions of the MICHELIN Guide. This was seen with the second edition – The MICHELIN Guide Bangkok, Phuket and Phang-Nga 2019 – extending coverage from the capital city to its surrounding provinces of Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon, and Samut Prakan and the two Southern provinces.

The following year, the further-expanded The MICHELIN Guide Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket & Phang-Nga 2020 was released with the addition of the renowned Northern city of Chiang Mai and its thriving culinary scene.

Still more expansion came with the arrival of The MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2021, the current edition, but rather than being the addition of more destinations it was in the form of two new awards and a new distinction. These were the MICHELIN Guide Young Chef Award – for a young starred chef with exceptional talent and potential, the MICHELIN Guide Service Award  – for a restaurant personality showing a genuine passion in making customers feel special and ensuring they enjoy a wonderful dining experience, and the MICHELIN Green Star – recognition given to those restaurants that embody and embrace sustainability in their day-to-day operations; such as, recycling, food waste reduction, and promotion of local ingredient sourcing.

Representing the truly remarkable kaleidoscope of culinary experiences on offer in Thailand, The MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2021 lists in total 299 restaurants and eateries throughout the featured destinations. These include 6 two-star and 22 one-star establishments, 106 Bib Gourmand establishments, and 165 Plate rated establishments.

The fifth edition of The MICHELIN Guide Thailand, due for release at the end of 2021, will see the addition of yet another new destination, this time Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. A former capital of Thailand (when it was known as Siam) and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ayutthaya’s dining scene is an impressive fusion of old and new, and the city will be showcased as an outstanding gastronomy tourism destination for all ages.

Research into Thailand’s inclusion of gastronomy tourism as one of the key elements of its overall tourism promotion and marketing has resulted in some impressive findings. Two papers – one by Kenetixs Consulting on Gastronomy Tourism in Thailand and the other an assessment by Ernst & Young of The MICHELIN Guide Thailand from 2017-2020 – similarly concluded that economic value had been created for the country on several fronts.

This included an increase in food spending by foreign tourists of double in 2019 to 842.4 million Baht, the creation of 4,800 additional jobs in the food-related sector, a 33% increase in food-related events; such as, dinner with chefs from MICHELIN-starred restaurants, and a 137% increase in street food and fine-dining MICHELIN Guide’s awarded establishments. Also seen was increased development and enhancement in the food-related sector towards the maintaining of high service standards, the attraction of more foreign chefs to come and work in Thailand, and encouragement of investment in fine-dining in Thailand.

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Thailand’s Ministry of Finance expects 3.5 to 4.5% economic growth in 2022

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