AJ IMPACT

Thailand aims to revive tourism amid pandemic

Tourism is referred to as the engine driving the kingdom’s economy, but with global travel halted during the pandemic, that engine is running on empty.

Counting the Cost

How much money does the world owe China?

China loans more money to the world than the richest 32 nations. Plus, the man behind a $1 trillion stock market crash.

Asia

Thailand lockdown: Jobless and trapped migrant workers in limbo

Thailand's migrant workers face a precarious future as the country emerges from coronavirus restrictions.

Thailand

'Culture of violence': The Thai military's problem with abuse

Death of drug suspect after violent interrogation has put spotlight on allegations of abuse in Thailand's military.

'Culture of violence': The Thai military's problem with abuse

AJ Impact

Thai government approves national airline bankruptcy proceedings

Thai Airways had been suffering due to competition from budget airlines and bloated costs before the coronavirus crisis.

Thai government approves national airline bankruptcy proceedings

Witness

Kissing Mother Goodbye: A Story of Love and Sacrifice in Thailand

A caregiver in Thailand looks after foreign Alzheimer's patients for a living, but time away from family takes its toll.

Health

Trafficking warning in Asia as coronavirus pummels economies

Experts worry people left penniless by coronavirus lockdowns will be easy prey for trafficking rings and forced labour.

Trafficking warning in Asia as coronavirus pummels economies

AJ Impact

Emerging market currencies gain as more economies ease lockdowns

Find out the latest plans for ending lockdowns in some of the major emerging markets.

Emerging market currencies gain as more economies ease lockdowns

Asia Pacific

Most businesses resume operations in Thailand

As Thais enjoy easing of COVID-19 restrictions, many remain reliant on food handouts from charities and local communities.

101 East

Thailand's Last Resort

We explore why families from Europe are sending their elderly relatives to care homes in Thailand for their final years.

Environment

China's dams exacerbated extreme drought in lower Mekong: Study

Critics say system of dams that China built deprived millions of people from Southeast Asia of their livelihood.

China's dams exacerbated extreme drought in lower Mekong: Study

Rohingya

Do not push Rohingya out to sea amid coronavirus emergency: UNHCR

Refugee advocates say fear of Rohingya refugees carrying the virus is not an excuse to refuse them asylum.

Do not push Rohingya out to sea amid coronavirus emergency: UNHCR

Opinion

Refugees must be protected during the coronavirus pandemic

Refugees are particularly vulnerable during the crisis, especially in countries which do not afford them a legal status.

Natrah Ismail

by Natrah Ismail

Natrah Ismail

AJ IMPACT

Thailand virus curbs: Tourist industry hit as visitors stay away

Thai officials estimate that tourism industry will be badly affected in 2020 due to global coronavirus lockdowns.

Asia Pacific

Thais left stranded overseas slam coronavirus policy confusion

'Fit-to-fly' rules leave Thai students, professionals, struggling to get home amid confusion over repatriation flights.

Thais left stranded overseas slam coronavirus policy confusion