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New tactics to help migrant workers

New tactics to help migrant workers

It is now clear that this pandemic has hit vulnerable populations the hardest. Despite being one of the most vulnerable groups in society, migrant workers, including their family members, have been left with little care from the government. Despite helping the Thai economy for so long, there is no clear policy and little assistance to support migrant workers during this pandemic. This has to change if we seriously want to curb this crisis.

28 Jul 2021 4
Eatery edict nonsensical

Eatery edict nonsensical

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) should reconsider its decision to close down mall restaurants. Unless there is proven danger of transmission, there is no reason why the centre should ban them from selling food online.

28 Jul 2021 28

Thailand's fintech comes of age

While the Covid-19 pandemic has adversely disrupted many industries globally, it has positively disrupted the finance sector -- especially in accelerating the evolution of FinTech solutions.

28 Jul 2021 9
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Park victory a mixed bag

Smiles returned to the faces of many Thais this week. On Sunday, the whole country jumped for joy after taekwando star, Panipak "Tennis" Wongpattanakit, won gold at the Tokyo Olympics in what was a nail-biting competition. Her win has helped buoy the sagging spirits of the nation brought low by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Park victory a mixed bag
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A tortuous, but successful, journey

There's something strange and surreal when a flight from India to Thailand takes 10 times longer, and the price is 10 times higher.

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A tortuous, but successful, journey
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Don't forget about viral hepatitis

The World Health Organization (WHO) Southeast Asia region is intensifying action to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. Globally, an estimated 296 million people live with chronic hepatitis B and around 58 million live with chronic hepatitis C. In 2019, viral hepatitis caused nearly 1.1 million deaths globally, despite the existence of safe and effective vaccines that can prevent hepatitis B and antiviral drugs that can manage chronic hepatitis B and cure most cases of hepatitis C. An estimated 60 million people in the region live with chronic hepatitis B and around 10.5 million live with chronic hepatitis C. In 2019, around 180,000 people in the region died of hepatitis B and about 38,000 died of hepatitis C -- both completely manageable.

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28 Jul 2021
Biles pulls out of Olympic all-around title defence as support pours in
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Biles pulls out of Olympic all-around title defence as support pours in

TOKYO: Simone Biles abandoned the defence of her individual all-around Olympic crown on Wednesday, a day after her shock withdrawal from the women's team final over mental health concerns.

28 Jul 2021
Biles pulls out of Olympic all-around title defence as support pours in
28 Jul 2021

Thailand's fintech comes of age

While the Covid-19 pandemic has adversely disrupted many industries globally, it has positively disrupted the finance sector -- especially in accelerating the evolution of FinTech solutions.

28 Jul 2021 9
28 Jul 2021

New tactics to help migrant workers

It is now clear that this pandemic has hit vulnerable populations the hardest. Despite being one of the most vulnerable groups in society, migrant workers, including their family members, have been left with little care from the government. Despite helping the Thai economy for so long, there is no clear policy and little assistance to support migrant workers during this pandemic. This has to change if we seriously want to curb this crisis.

28 Jul 2021 4
New tactics to help migrant workers
28 Jul 2021

Eatery edict nonsensical

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) should reconsider its decision to close down mall restaurants. Unless there is proven danger of transmission, there is no reason why the centre should ban them from selling food online.

28 Jul 2021 28
Eatery edict nonsensical
27 Jul 2021

Jab allocation must be fair

To effectively control the coronavirus pandemic, the government must not only focus on importing vaccines. It's equally important to ensure vaccines are assigned appropriately to prioritised groups -- the elderly, those with seven underlying diseases and above all frontline medical workers.

27 Jul 2021 17
Jab allocation must be fair
27 Jul 2021

Brunei's chairmanship is truly Asean

By default, Brunei's Asean chairmanship has brought into the open the bloc's strengths and weaknesses for all to see due to political disruption within the region. Throughout its 54 years of existence, Asean has been chastised and belittled as a talk-only-no-decision institution. Given the current environment, its success in maintaining regional sustainable peace and development for the past five decades nevertheless has become little more than a cliché.

27 Jul 2021 19
Brunei's chairmanship is truly Asean
27 Jul 2021

'Pandexit' needs more than shots

The world entered the Covid-19 crisis suddenly and as one. Exiting the pandemic is proving slower and more staggered. The economic recovery is uneven, and vaccination is crucial to "pandexit".

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'Pandexit' needs more than shots