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  • THAILAND

    Foreign haze 'contributing' to pollution

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 26/01/2019

    » Some of the hazardous PM2.5 plaguing Bangkok may be the result of crop burning in Cambodia, but officials stress vehicles are still the main cause.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Air Pollution: Northern Thai "hell in the air"

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 15/03/2013

    » Wildfires in Myanmar & Thailand caused sudden dangerous levels of air pollution in northern Thailand. Children, older people & asthma suffers told to stay indoors.

  • THAILAND

    School's out: Will haze order help?

    News, Published on 22/01/2020

    » Somruethai Thammaporn, a 10-year-old Pathom 6 student at Wat Ratchanatda School in Phra Nakhon district -- where the PM2.5 level is the highest -- was relieved to hear that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has ordered 437 schools under its jurisdiction to be closed today as air pollution has hit dangerous levels.

  • BUSINESS

    Let's stop being fossil fools

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 23/09/2019

    » Why do we still need fossil fuels? Why are we still burning these finite resources that spew out air pollution when we can harness power from cleaner sources? It all comes down to human greed.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Bangkok air pollution

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 02/02/2011

    » "Judging from the benzene levels, the quality of air in Bangkok is no different from that of Map Ta Phut"

  • OPINION

    PM's tracklist vol. 2

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 25/01/2019

    » In the midst of the smog and air pollution updates that have shrouded your news feed lately, you may have missed the recent release of PM Prayut Chan-o-cha's latest single titled In Memory. This is the seventh addition to his repertoire following Return Happiness To Thailand (Jun 2014), Because You're Thailand (Dec 2015), Hope & Faith (Oct 2016), Bridge (Dec 2017), Diamond Heart (Feb 2018) and Fight For The Land (Apr 2018).

  • OPINION

    Mass testing best

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/03/2020

    » The most effective and cheapest way of controlling the Covid-19 pandemic will be to conduct mass testing of the population, as urged by eminent French infectious diseases expert Dr Didier Raoult. He has pointed out that cheaply mass produced testing equipment is already available and is being used effectively in South Korea. Countries, including Thailand, should build up this mass testing capability as fast as it can and test as many people as possible. That way it will be possible to isolate only those who test positive and it also makes it possible to treat those who start showing symptoms early which boosts the chance of a favourable outcome for them. This will be far more effective than locking down entire populations of people who are not infected and causing a massive economic dislocation in the process. In Thailand's case, it may cost US$325 million (10.5 billion baht) to test the entire population, but that would be a drop in the bucket compared to the $8 billion cost of a 5% decline in GDP.

  • OPINION

    A govt hurling pebbles at the sky

    News, Ariane Sutthavong, Published on 11/03/2020

    » Enough with the "gestures", already. The trials and tribulations of the Prayut Chan-o-cha government (to quarantine or not to quarantine?) are being brought to us in real-time by a dizzying news cycle.

  • THAILAND

    A glimmer of hope in dark times

    News, Published on 23/02/2020

    » The recent wave of shootings and constant fear over the coronavirus recalls what Claudius said in Hamlet: "When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions". And these "battalions" of sorrow have been plunging Thais into deep depression.

  • OPINION

    Think more of earth

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/01/2020

    » Re: "SEC comes at cost to locals", (Editorial, Jan 23).

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