Time for action on low birth rate crisis

While changes in the criteria determining who is eligible for the old-age allowance by the outgoing Prayut Chan-o-cha government caused a stir, the issue of a low birth rate – another important aspect of Thailand’s aged society – has not been discussed much.          The issue only gained short-lived public attention as Public Health Minister Dr […]

Use satellite tech for farmers in crisis

Kamphol Pantakua Ask any Thai rice farmer to describe government assistance when they are hit with natural disasters. Their answers will most likely be the same: Too little, too late.In an occupation with already high investments, farmers are at the mercy of Mother Nature, which has become increasingly erratic and wrathful. Natural disasters reduce farmers’ […]