Tags : Poverty


Phuket tourism economy expert warns plunging incomes may soon fall

PHUKET: A leading Phuket tourism economy expert has warned that plunging incomes from tourism in the coming months could easily see Phuket’s tourism income per capita pushed below the provincial poverty line. Assistant Professor Dr Chayanon Phucharoen, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, Prince of Songkla University (PSU) Phuket […]Read More


1.5 Million Thais Near Poverty Due COVID-19 Pandemic

BANGKOK, Jan 21 (TNA) – COVID-19 was heavily affecting the Thai economy and 1.5 million Thai people were approaching the poverty line, said the World Bank. The World Bank viewed that although the Thai economy passed its rock bottom in the second quarter of 2020, the new COVID-19 wave could affect tourism and workers in […]Read More


Thailand’s poor regions may be left behind in race for

Many municipalities’ eagerness to procure COVID-19 vaccines for their residents has roused suspicion of political motives and concerns about inequality between residents of richer and poorer areas. Local authorities have also been reminded of the need to ensure the quality and safety of inoculations. Full story: thaipbsworld.com By Thai PBS WorldRead More


Thai farmers poorest in ASEAN

Thai farmers are the poorest among other farmers in Asean countries with their net profit after rice sales falling to 1,555.97 baht/ton. Besides, production cost of Thai farmers is also the highest among other rice growing countries in ASEAN. Read more: thaipbs.or.thRead More


Tourists and the child exploitation industry

Travellers and expats in Thailand know the scene of child poverty well. A six-year-old girl, sitting neatly on a mat, painted in bright red lipstick, with a woman sitting nearby, begging for money. A 12-year-old boy, selling chewing gum at 11 pm in an adult entertainment area: he impresses you with his cheeky smile and […]Read More


Thailand to overcome poverty by 2020

Thailand is projected to overcome poverty by 2020 when a university graduate will earn Bt30,000 per month for entry job and the minimum wage is expected to rise to Bt1,000 per day, if Pheu Thai wins the July 3 vote. Pheu Thai candidate Yingluck Shinawatra has unveiled her party’s Vision 2020 Statement, posted for the […]Read More


Yingluck pledges war on poverty, drugs

A warm hometown welcome in Chiang Mai Brings Prime Ministerial Candidate to Tears CHIANG MAI : Pheu Thai will put money back into voters’ pockets and drive out illicit drugs in 12 months, says its drawcard Yingluck Shinawatra. Launching her campaign in her hometown of Chiang Mai yesterday, Ms Yingluck revived many of the well […]Read More


U.N.: Opium production surges in SE Asia

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 13 (UPI) — The global economic crisis was the apparent force behind a 22 percent surge in opium poppy cultivation in Southeast Asia in 2010, a U.N. report indicated. The report, released Monday, said the potential production value rose by $100 million from 2009 to $219 million. “Poverty and instability are two […]Read More