Don’t take toxic air problem lightly

If the country is to be marketed as a safe and premier destination as the world begins to slowly reopen, it must not flounder. Otherwise, forget about tourists and get ready to see a flight of people leave the region as they move to other parts of the country for a better life and better prospects.

Women bear highest cost of injustice

A large number of women in Thailand, like Soithip, have been evicted from their ancestral homes in the name of “conservation”. Villagers who have been living and farming in areas subsequently designated national parks, are having their rights and customary practices curtailed. In the case of Bang Kloi, officials burned down their houses and rice barns in 2011 to force them to relocate.