Thailand

Top China diplomat talks refugee crisis with Myanmar leaders

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar: China’s foreign minister said Sunday that the international community must help fight poverty and promote development in …

by · Sunday, 19 November 2017 · China, Myanmar, Thailand

The rich get richer, the poor get poorer

Some 5.81 million people lived in poverty last year, defined as having an income below 2,920 baht per month. “From the statistics, we also found that …

by · Sunday, 19 November 2017 · Thailand

Civic groups call out welfare smart card as ‘unfair’ to poor

These groups are also gathering their own data on poverty issues in Thailand to counter the government’s statement that the number of poor people is …

by · Saturday, 18 November 2017 · Thailand

Civic groups call out welfare smart card as ‘unfair’ to poor

These groups are also gathering their own data on poverty issues in Thailand to counter the government’s statement that the number of poor people is …

by · Saturday, 18 November 2017 · Thailand

Civic groups call out welfare smart card as ‘unfair’ to poor

These groups are also gathering their own data on poverty issues in Thailand to counter the government’s statement that the number of poor people is …

by · Saturday, 18 November 2017 · Thailand

Anti-poverty drive needs political will

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has revealed his big ambition: poverty will be eradicated from Thailand next year. His statement on …

by · Saturday, 18 November 2017 · Thailand

Poor really are getting poorer in Thailand

Some 5.81 million people lived in poverty last year, defined as having an income below Bt2,920 per month. “From the statistics, we also found that the …

by · Saturday, 18 November 2017 · Thailand

Mexico drug cartels force-recruiting indigenous children: UN

Mexican drug cartels are forcing indigenous children and teens to join their ranks, torturing or killing those who refuse, the United Nations warned Friday. The UN’s special rapporteur on indigenous rights, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, said she is “particularly worried” about violence against minors after …

by · Saturday, 18 November 2017 · Thailand

Backpedalling in a parallel Thai universe

The sad fact of the world is that poverty can’t be eradicated — minimised, yes, through the fairer distribution of income — and even Sweden has around 6-7% of people living in poverty. To wipe out poverty in a year is something worthy of the Nobel Economics, Peace, Chemistry and Physics prizes rolled …

by · Friday, 17 November 2017 · Thailand

Elderly Thai Poor to Get Booze Tax Boost

The interim parliament voted Thursday to shift a portion of the so-called sin taxes to fund a welfare allowance for the elderly living below the poverty …

by · Thursday, 16 November 2017 · Thailand