Joke of The Day : Abhisit wants a state agency for “creative industry”

CREATIVEINDUSTRY

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva wants Thailand to be the creative centre of Asean industry, with the value of creative industry products to rise from 12 per cent to 20 per cent of gross domestic product by 2012.

“The government recognises the importance of creative industries combining the country’s cultural assets with technologyl and innovation to come up with products with distinctive features,” the prime minister said at a seminar on creative industries on Monday morning.

“These products will bring about sustainable development and allow Thailand to be a country of thinkers,” he said.

The government planned to set up a new state agency responsible for overseeing creative industry within six months. (Bangkok Post)

State agency for creative industry ?? !

That’s a hell of an oxymoron ! šŸ˜‰

As for the “Country of thinkers”, well… we will rather have snow next december in Bangkok.

Enough of those pathetic PR stunts. Thailand deserves better.

Abhisit ? Change, Yes We Can’t. Sure.

The poor guy is totally burned out.

UPDATE
The whole project is such a joke…

Government agencies and private companies have flooded the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) with proposals aimed at winning financial support under the government’s “Creative Economy” programme, with the combined value of the proposals having already reached twice the scheme’s budget.
[…]
Even a fat-free pork sausage-maker has applied for a piece of the budget,” said a Commerce Ministry source who works on the budget-allocation team.

One reason for the huge number of proposals, the source said, is a misunderstanding of the concept behind the government’s “Creative Economy; Creative Thailand” policy. (Nation)

“Fat-free pork sausage-marker” ? “Misunderstanding” ?

Everything is said. šŸ˜‰

8 Responses to “Joke of The Day : Abhisit wants a state agency for “creative industry””


  1. 1 CNXJeffrey 6 September 2009 at 9:02 am

    Where is this nation of thinkers going to come from?.
    Thailand has been fairly successfull in dumbing-down the nation for most of the last one hundred years.
    The schools are useless.
    Why is it Abhisit, Korn, the children of Elite (most recently those of Newin) go overseas for their education?.
    Thai people can be smart and at times shrewd, but these are skills learnt from a life-time of experience, not in the State education system.

  2. 2 fall 6 September 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Bwa ha ha ha ha. LOL, ROFL, and FUBAR…
    So much “buzz” words, so little substance.

    But this is new information, didn’t know 12% of Thai GDP currently depending on one(what categorize this industry?)

  3. 3 Pricilla 6 September 2009 at 5:18 pm

    I think that Thais do have creative flare, but this is encouraged into actual business acumen generally through a liberal free society and innovative education encouraging students to think outside the box,

    But hey, when the country doesn’t provide any of that just set up a Ministry for Creativity run by dour uncreative public servants instead. They really never will get it. Why does this remind me of The Ministry of Silly Walks?

  4. 4 ThaiCrisis 6 September 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Very good reference Pricilla. Indeed, Monty Python forever. šŸ˜‰
    So true.

  5. 5 Tarrin 7 September 2009 at 8:21 am

    The news crack me up. Anyhow, even if the idea sound achievable, before we start having anything remotely close to creativity we need to have a plausible Copy Right Protection first, if we can still see counterfeit everywhere in Thailand, creativity not goona fly.

  6. 6 Patiwat.C 7 September 2009 at 11:10 am

    Creativity and Government never go hand in hand, especially one known for censorship.

  7. 7 movienang 7 September 2009 at 5:23 pm

    @Tarrin Thai copy rights are rather well respected within Thailand, but they do plunder foreign copy rights…

  8. 8 tombkk 8 September 2009 at 8:54 am

    The best thing is, not even the ministry of commerce as any idea what Abhisit is talking about …

    http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2009/09/07/business/business_30111621.php

    “Creative Economy” contains vague conditions

    “Even a fat-free pork sausage-maker has applied for a piece of the budget,” said a Commerce Ministry source who works on the budget-allocation team.


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