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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.