One Man and the River: A mission that triggered tidal wave of criticism

Tomorrow (Oct 22), singer-cum-actor Phakin “Tono” Khamwilaisak will brave strong criticism – and even stronger currents of the Mekong – in his bid to swim across the border on his…

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Image Credit: เก็บรักษ์’s Facebook Page

“Tono” ready for Mekong charity swim despite brickbats

Despite mounting criticisms and concerns for his safety, Thai heartthrob Phakin “Tono” Khamwilaisak will on Saturday plunge into the Mekong River in Nakhon Phanom for a 15-km charity swim that…

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Are charity runs side-stepping real crisis in Thai education?

Dana (giving) is recognized as a virtue in Thai culture, meaning almost all citizens are familiar with the idea of charity and donations. But this month a debate on what…

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An 18-year-old girl (R) in Mahasarakham that receveid several millons baht after her her story broke out in the media.

Charity fraud under the spotlight as #fakepoverty goes viral

Thais’ generosity has never been lacking when it comes to pleas for donations. And thanks to mobile banking, money can now be transferred almost immediately to people in need. But…

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