Thailand Working to Upgrade Status on Human Trafficking Watchlist

Thailand was demoted from Tier 2 to Tier 2 Watchlist in 2021. The government hopes that its efforts to combat human trafficking would allow Thailand to be reinstated on the Tier 2 list in 2022.

Thailand drops six places in Corruption Index

While countries in Asia Pacific have made great strides in controlling bribery for public services, an average score of 45 out of 100 on the 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) shows much more needs to be done to solve the region’s corruption problems.

Is America back in Southeast Asia ?

After a slow start, the Biden administration has begun to secure confirmation of some top diplomatic appointees for Southeast Asia. However several important posts, like Thailand or the Philippines, remain vacant.

Two years ago: Thailand reports first case of Covid-19 outside China

On January 3, a few days after authorities reported a cluster of atypical pneumonia in Wuhan, Thailand started to screen passengers from China for symptoms of acute respiratory infection.

Measuring well-being in Thai society

Using the BLI as a benchmark, we found among 20 indicators that Thailand has data for, there were five issues where Thailand scored better than the average OECD member. These include voter turnout, life satisfaction, housing expenditure, dwellings with basic facilities, and long-term unemployment.

Thailand needs a new growth pathway

Here are the must-dos: Reduce unnecessary deaths, revamp the education system, restore the natural environment for sustainable tourism, invest in local infrastructure, streamline production, improve research and development, and more innovation.

Thailand extends State of Emergency until January 31st

However, Thailand’s night-time curfew will end from Dec 1, as government lays out reopening plans to attract more foreign visitors.