In the four-billion-baht budget approved for Ministry of ICT, there is no allocation for computer acquisition project including One Laptop Per Child, said Dr.Sitthichai, a current Thai ICT minister. He gave the reasons that computer acquisition project need attentions and should be based on “reality”. (I’m not quite sure what he meant by “reality”.)
For the policy to provide computer access and teach literacy to Thai children, it needs to be developed slowly and thoroughly (Note: my own interpretation).
In the same news in Thairath, he just brought representatives from Microsoft (Thailand) to meet prime minister, deputy prime minister and finance minister. The representatives from Microsoft offered IT supports and help to develop e-government.