Finance Minister of the Year 2010 - Global and Asia-Pacific



Strong nerves and creative strategies have characterised the best-performing finance ministers over the past 12 months. Here The Banker recognises those whose will and skill have proved outstanding at tackling the immediate effects of the slump while positioning their countries for future growth.

Finance Minister of the Year, Global and Asia-PacificKorn Chatikavanij, Thailand

A former JPMorgan banker, Korn Chatikavanij, Thailand's recently appointed finance minister, only entered the political fray in 2005, ascending to the role of Thailand's finance minister in December 2008 at the height of the global financial crisis.

Against a backdrop of ongoing domestic political upheaval, Mr Chatikavanij has safely steered the Thai economy through the worst of the global financial crisis by rolling out a range of vigorous fiscal stimulus measures, amounting to more than $61.2bn, as well as boosting long-term government spending on infrastructure projects.

Despite its robust fiscal response to the crisis, however, Mr Chatikavanij's ministry has succeeded in containing the budget deficit at a forecast 4.6% for 2009, with a projected rapid decline in the deficit starting in 2011. While gross domestic product for 2009 has contracted by about 3.5%, it is due to bounce back, reaching a solid 3.7% growth for 2010, according to the International Monetary Fund.

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ดีใจที่ได้ไปเยือนพี่น้องชาวคริส New Hope Church


 อีก ๑ ศาสนสถานที่ต้อนรับชุมชนไทยมายาวนานเกิน ๒๐ ปีที่ผ่านมา คริสจักร  New Hope International, Mercer Island.   โดยคุณหมอวรุณ

 9170 SE 64th st.Mercer Island , WA 98084

เยีอนเมื่อวันที่ ๑๕ พฦศจิกายน ๒๕๕๒

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Our condolences to the fallen officers, and our appreciation for their sacrifice/duties to serve & protect the public



Dear members and visitors,
You probably have heard in the news that in the morning of November 29th, four Lakewood police officers were senselessly killed by a cold blooded gunman at a coffee shop in Parkland. These slain officers are Tina Griswold, Ronal Owens, Mark Renninger, and Gregory Richards.    
On behalf of our members in the Thai community, I would like to express our condolences and sincere sympathy to the families and friends of these police officers along with Timothy Brenton, a Seattle police offer who was also senselessly gunned down by another killer a few weeks earlier in Seattle Central district.  Because police officers are here to uphold the laws, to serve and protect all members in communities, we condemn any violent act committed against them.  We salute the fallen officers and thank all active as well as inactive officers and firemen who have risked their lives and made sacrifices in carrying out their duties for public safety and peace in the society.
A pubic memorial service for these fallen officers is scheduled to be held at 1:00PM, tomorrow, Tuesday, December 8th in Tacoma Dome.  But the Dome will open at 11:00AM to welcome the attendees.  According to The Seattle Times, today issue, a memorial procession is also slated to begin at 10:00AM, at the north gate of McChord Air Foce Base and proceeds through Lakewood to the Tacoma Dome. 
If any member of our Thai community has the time, I encourage you to attend the event to show our appreciation and support.
Dec 7, 2009


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We Love King


The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton

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Oh! My? มือพังเพราะมือถือ



ว่ามาว่าชาร์มือถือไว้ใต้หมอนก่อนนอน เกรงว่าเกิดเหตุฉุกเฉินมีคนโทรจะไม่ได้ยิน จึงเอามือถือนอนใต้หมอนแนบหูเพื่อจะให้ได้ยินชัดๆ

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