Special Report
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Thailand 2031: A Glimpse into the Future

To mark its 75th anniversary, the Bangkok Post has invited several visionary leaders to tell us how they imagine the Thailand of 2031 in all its potential guises, from the economic and political to the technological, environmental and social.

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A glimpse into the future
25 Jul 2021

No 'one-size fits all' model suited for lockdowns, experts say

Thailand is struggling with soaring Covid-19 infections with more than 14,000 new cases a day. The Public Health Ministry has flagged a tougher lockdown like the one imposed by the Chinese government in Wuhan last year as it mulls how to tackle the fast-spreading Delta variant.

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No 'one-size fits all' model suited for lockdowns, experts say
18 Jul 2021

New deal gets thumbs down

The government has launched its third economic relief package since Covid-19 broke out, drawing flak from critics who find the assistance too little to ease the pain and damage.

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New deal gets thumbs down
11 Jul 2021

Blast sends stiff message

Thirty years after the deadly blast at a chemical storage venue at Klong Toey Port, the recent explosion at a plastic pellets factory is a wakeup call that Thailand's laws to regulate hazardous substances have not improved much from three decades ago, academics say.

11 Jul 2021 4
Blast sends stiff message
29 Jun 2021

Scenic waterway to get makeover

Klong Phadung Krung Kasem's winding route past markets and historical sites ideal for revamp.

29 Jun 2021 8
Scenic waterway
27 Jun 2021

'Close the vaccine gap': illegal migrants need help

The success of the national vaccination programme, which is seen as instrumental to creating herd immunity and reopening the country, depends on how inclusive it is.

27 Jun 2021 4
'Close the vaccine gap': illegal migrants need help
27 Jun 2021

Private sector tech start-ups join government in fight against coronavirus

Trust in the skills of the private sector is crucial if the government wishes to navigate a way out of the Covid-19 crisis, says a Start-up network group which has been helping the government on the ground for more than a year.

27 Jun 2021
Private sector tech start-ups join government in fight against coronavirus
24 Jun 2021

Campaign for legal kratom use nears goal

Thais will finally be allowed to use and own Mitragyna speciosa, also known as kratom, as traditional medicine by August this year.

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Legal kratom use
20 Jun 2021

No reason for pride as wide gender discrimination persists

LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) Pride Month, which is celebrated this month, is an opportunity for LGBTQ people to call for equal justice and equal opportunity and speak up against hatred and intolerance.

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No reason for pride as wide gender discrimination persists
13 Jun 2021

Covid-battered govt 'won't call early poll': pundits

Talk about an early election was spurred after the prime minister told cabinet ministers to speed up their tasks but the government's virus response needs to get better before any snap poll.

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'One year' left