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  • THAILAND

    Mum insists model son really is poor

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 01/11/2017

    » The adoptive mother of a male model who recently drew public criticism on social media after posting a photo of his state welfare card, which lies in stark contrast to his apparently well-to-do lifestyle, claims her son is genuinely poor.

  • THAILAND

    Govt tackles big sector items, but the poor still waiting

    Spectrum, Published on 20/05/2018

    » After almost four years in power, the military government may have been successful in some macroeconomic areas and structural changes. In terms of the household economy, however, it still faces the uphill task of easing the plight of the grassroots.

  • THAILAND

    12.5m registered for poverty assistance programme

    Online Reporters, Published on 15/05/2017

    » Around 12.5 million people have signed up for the government’s poverty aid programme, with the registration due to end today, permanent secretary for finance Somchai Sajjapongse said on Monday.

  • THAILAND

    Temple tigers died from prior diseases

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 17/09/2019

    » The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) said on Monday that 86 tigers confiscated from a Kanchanaburi temple three years ago had since died of Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) and a respiratory disease caused by inbreeding.

  • THAILAND

    Game over?

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 27/08/2019

    » Late one night, Toh* decided to steal a motorcycle and then a van. He was swiftly caught by police. According to reports, the 20-something was a video game addict and claimed to have been inspired by the infamous game Grand Theft Auto (GTA), in which players can perpetrate criminal acts. Toh also claimed he had a record of mental illness.

  • THAILAND

    Into the deep

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 17/05/2019

    » Up until a few decades ago, pla thu (Thai short mackerel), which was overflowing in local seas, had been one of the main staples in Thai households. Back then, almost every Thai child -- whether in a poor or wealthy family -- grew up feeding on pla thu, not only because the fish was available abundantly but also for a comforting good taste that reflected the loving warmth of mum's kitchen.

  • THAILAND

    Born to Run

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 29/05/2019

    » To music fans, Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai has long been known as one of Thailand's leading rock stars fronting the rock band Bodyslam. In recent years he has become recognised as a heroic figure, a man who ran across Thailand -- from the southernmost to the northernmost points -- raising money for hospitals that care for the poor.

  • THAILAND

    Director at heart of school lunch scam dismissed

    News, Supapong Chaolan, Published on 16/05/2019

    » The director of a primary school in Surat Thani who was suspended from duty for 10 months over a scandal in which the school served poor quality lunch to young students has been dismissed from his job.

  • THAILAND

    Bangkok school sets balanced lunch example

    News, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 18/07/2019

    » Prathom 2 (Grade 2) students at Wat Makut Kasatriyaram School happily lined up in the canteen when the school director announced that they were going to have khao moo daeng (barbecued pork on rice), chicken soup and watermelon for lunch.

  • THAILAND

    P-Move turns out for forest dwellers

    News, Pitcha Dangprasith, Published on 12/02/2019

    » The People's Movement for a Just Society (P-Move), a grassroots group campaigning for land rights for the rural poor, has asked the government to help 486 communities that are waiting for land title deeds.

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