Thailand: Plan to make English 2nd language vetoed

Francis Hult francis.hult at
Thu Oct 21 19:49:09 UTC 2010

Bangkok Post


Plan to make English 2nd language vetoed


The Education Ministry has scrapped a plan to make English the country's second language, saying it could lead to misunderstandings that Thailand had been colonised in the past.


The ministry will make English the main foreign language instead of the second official language, Education Minister Chinnaworn Boonyakiat said yesterday.


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