Defects in welfare card and suggestion for poverty reduction policy-making

Welfare card, also known as card for the poor, has already been launched and distributed. The cabinet is busy addressing its aftermaths: unreadiness and insufficiency of electronic data capture (EDC) machines; card welfare abuse (exchange of card for cash); and budget leakage to the subrogated poor. Hence, before the database of low-income earners will be […]

Paying our share

New land and buildings tax in Thailand has its critics, but rates are modest compared with elsewhere in the region. By Karnplu Itthiratanakomol Some businesses in Thailand have been grumbling about how they will suffer once a new land and buildings tax takes effect in 2017, but the fact is that taxes on property in […]