Prime Minister Prayut has his eyes set on staying in power, but businessmen say he must first do more to help an economy brought to a standstill by the coronavirus pandemic.
These spirits were not wearing face masks. They appeared well fed, untroubled by the hunger pangs that have afflicted some Thais during the lean times of a pandemic.
Public health measures and more than 1,000 epidemiological teams conducting contact-tracing nationwide have been hailed as key factors in curbing Covid-19.
While anti-Covid-19 measures have been relaxed in Thailand, it is undeniable that many in the country still have to face the grim reality of an unprecedented economic slump brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. One way of preventing the massive layoffs from turning into a disaster is by building networks to bolster food security.