Thailand reports highest unemployment since 2009 crisis

Unemployment in the first quarter of 2021 jumped to around 758,000, the highest since the pandemic started, according to state economists.Danucha Pichayanan, secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Council, on Monday unveiled the alarming surge between January and March, which ended with jobless ...

‘Dissatisfied’ officials admit Thailand needs more COVID-19 testing

Thailand needs more testing for COVID-19, health officials said today, as the confirmed number of infections rose to 2,258. Twenty-seven have died.Addressing the nation’s testing capacity, spokesman Taweesilp Wissanuyothin said his team was “dissatisfied” by testing capacity and would seek to increase it, according to ...

‘Climate Strike Thailand’ to call for gov’t to declare emergency

The one-two gut punch of dead, adorable sea creatures may be met with calls of action, but a young Thai climate crusader worries it won’t shock society into sustained action.Nanticha “Lynn” Ocharoenchai, who is organizing Bangkok’s third Climate Strike rally next month,  said it’s high ...

Planet Plastic: Thai citizens suffer from plastic addiction and poor waste management (VIDEO)

The “great” 19,200-square-meter Koh Lan landfill, located near the center of one of Thailand’s most beautiful tourist islands, is home to over 50,000 tons of reeking, rotting trash that’s slowly accumulated over the past six years. Most garbage dumps don’t have a listing on Google ...

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