Travelling to environmentally-aware countries inspired singer and actor Phakin "Tono" Khamwilaisak to improve his motherland. In January, he launched a project titled "Kebrak" (translated as collecting love) encouraging people and students to collect garbage. After working with many people, the star learned more about waste pollution and how it affects all creatures, including marine animals.
The chaos at Suvarnabhumi Airport on the night of April 3 could have been avoided had the authorities integrated their work to contain the spread of Covid-19. In addition, the legal framework being counted upon is archaic and irrelevant in the face of this rapidly changing pandemic.
An unexpected outcome of the coronavirus is that around the world wildlife is taking advantage of empty towns and visiting the deserted streets. One such example is in Llandudno, a resort town on the Irish Sea in northern Wales. During the past week spotted strolling around the town centre was a herd of Kashmir (Cashmere) Goats, which have been enjoying themselves dining on the town's tasty hedgerows.
'Hello, dictator!" said Jean-Claude Juncker cheerily to Hungary's leader, Victor Orban, at a European Union summit meeting a couple of years ago. The president of the European Commission was only joking, of course, but it was gallows humour. Dictatorship was clearly where Mr Orban was heading -- and now he has arrived.
A week after the Emergency Decree was invoked, Thailand imposed a curfew last night. These harsh measures alone will not help break the transmission chain of Covid-19 as the government has not moved to ramp up testing, prevention, treatment, or further quarantine measures.
The coronavirus crisis is a true leadership test. It's the time for leaders best suited to a disruptive, unpredictable future to emerge. For these are the kinds of people who will be able to lead their organisations and our society through uncertain times.