Experts say lowest ever PISA score is a wakeup call for Thailand’s failing education system

Thailand’s latest PISA scores are the lowest in more than two decades since the country joined the Program for International Student Assessment in the early 2000s. The poor performance offers…

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Will govt policy to cut train fares by 50% spark Bangkok renaissance?

Ruling party Pheu Thai has promised to honor its election policy by capping Bangkok city train fares at 20 baht. If Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit gets his way, the fare…

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Pension system in need of reform as cost pressure mounts

Thai society is aging fast. The percentage of the population aged 60 and above was projected to be 20.4 per cent in 2020 and 38.3 per cent in 2050, according…

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Election Commission under fire over poor regulation of populist campaign policies

The Thailand Development Research Institute has criticised the Election Commission for its failure to check whether populist campaign policies, promised by political parties in their election manifestos, are worth the…

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Cautious optimism infects Thailand as mass vaccination heralds reopening 

The launch of Thailand’s mass vaccination program on June 7 has sparked hope that the country can reopen for tourists and resume normal business activities. But uncertainty remains. The third…

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