Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra hopes Thailand’s political crisis will be defused by calling for national elections in early February.  That tops the latest edition of “ASEAN Today.” Onravee Tangmeesang of Thailand’s Nation Channel co-hosts from Bangkok with Dalton Tanonaka of Indonesia’s Metro TV in Jakarta.  They also report on Southeast Asia’s supply of fish to the world’s biggest market in Tokyo, Vietnam’s successful fight against dengue fever, and the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar.  Nonggol Darapati of the ASEAN Secretariat has the month’s regular feedback segment.


This is the 26th episode in the informative and entertaining series, and can be viewed on the Internet ( as well as through ASEAN broadcasters including Singapore’s Channel NewsAsia and Indonesia’s Metro TV.  “ASEAN Today” is a joint production of the ASEAN Secretariat and Metro TV.  Some material is provided by broadcasters in ASEAN countries.  Check local listings for broadcast times.