Myths and Reality of Isaan, Poverty and Politics

Thailand’s wealthiest people have benefited the most from economic growth, and this has increased their control over financial resources, as well as the amount of land they own.

Myths and Reality of Isaan, Poverty and Politics

BANGKOK – With the second-largest economy in ASEAN, Thailand is one of the most dynamic countries in Southeast Asia, Inequality is one of Thailand’s greatest domestic challenges. But over the past decade, despite reaching upper middle-income status, Thailand has faced slowing economic growth, declining foreign investment, and political instability. Thailand’s wealthiest people have benefited the […]

Father’s Children’s Day Plea to Help 10 Year-Old Boy Who Lives in a Tuk-Tuk in Southern Thailand

Father’s Children’s Day Plea to Help 10 Year-Old Boy Who Lives in a Tuk-Tuk in Southern Thailand

– SONGKHLA – For other children, National Children’s Day in Thailand this Saturday will be a time for celebration, but for 10 year-old Kampanart “Parn” Tipparat, in Songkhla province, it will be just another day for him and his father, who lived in a tuk-tuk because they can’t even afford to rent a room. Parn’s […]