|Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand|
10 July 2019
|Minister of Commerce|
10 July 2019
|Leader of the Democrat Party|
15 May 2019
|Minister of Public Health|
15 January 2010 - 8 August 2011
|Minister of Education|
20 December 2008 - 15 January 2010
|Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister|
14 November 1997 - 9 November 2000
|Born||15 March 1956 (age 64)|
Phang Nga, Thailand
|Political party||Democrat Party|
|Alma mater||Thammasat University|
National Institute of Development Administration
|Net worth||31.5 million baht (2019)|
Jurin Laksanawisit (Thai: , born 15 March 1956) is a Thai Democrat Party politician and author. He was former Minister of Public Health and Minister of Education during Abhisit Vejjajiva premiership along with member of the House of Representatives for eleven times.
Jurin was born in Phang Nga Province. He began to study at the elementary level from Sirirat Wittaya School and continuing education at secondary level at Suankularb Wittayalai School, then Bachelor's degree at Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University and master's degree for Public Administration from National Institute of Development Administration.
In the government of Abhisit Vejjajiva, he received the position of Minister of Education in the 59th Council of Ministers, which from the public opinion poll by ABAC Poll regarding the government's performance in the past year, it was found that his work was 15 years of free education, with a score of 7.28 points from the full score of 10 it is considered a satisfactory level of government.
From the case of resignation of Wittaya Kaewpharadai, Minister of Public Health make the Democratic Party Executive Committee resolved to allow him moved to a position Minister of Public Health instead the results of the public opinion survey in 2010 also found that he received the highest satisfaction rating from the Minister in the government with a score of 6.02 from the full score of 10.
In 2019, he was chosen for Democrat Party leader after resignation of Abhisit Vejjajiva for responsible in failure of 2019 Thai general election. He had previously been the deputy leader of the Democrat Party since 2003 for 16 years.
When he was a student he was a writer in political cartoon using the pen name "UDDA" is the nickname that is often referred to today. In addition, he also a writer with a works of travel books in the Matichon Publishing Group, named "UDDA, holding a pen to travel" and was a former reporter for Matichon Newspaper.
Jurin has received the following royal decorations in the Honours System of Thailand: