Mark Kent, the British Ambassador to Thailand, announced to the media yesterday that he has just started blogging again. He had previously blogged when he was ambassador to Vietnam but he had stopped about four years ago. Since then he has been more active on Twitter at @KentBKK. He says he will now update both his Twitter account and his new blog. He makes a point of saying that the blog will contain his personal thoughts and views and it won’t necessarily match those of the British government. “I will do my best to explain UK policy”, says Mark Kent on his blog. “My focus will obviously be on Thailand and its relations with the UK.” In his first blog, which is in both English and Thai, he gives some background information about his life.
Mark Kent has been British ambassador to Thailand since August 2012. Prior to that he spent a year learning Thai at universities and language schools in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen. He is also an alumnus of the King Prajadhiphok’s Institute course in Politics and Governance. Mark comes from Lincolnshire. He has a degree in Law from the University of Oxford and postgraduate qualifications in European Law and Economics from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and Business Administration from the Open University. He has language qualifications in Thai, Vietnamese, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch.
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