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State urged to speed up return of migrants

State urged to speed up return of migrants Businesses facing a dearth of workers Migrant workers from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia queue to receive a Covid-19 vaccination at a vaccination centre in Nonthaburi. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul) The private sector is calling on the government to speed up allowing the entry of vaccinated migrant workers under a…

Investors urged to focus on value stocks

Investors urged to focus on value stocks Following a record-breaking six months of inflows into US mutual funds reaching a total of US$720 billion, Thai investors should focus their picks on value stocks reinforcing an economic recovery, says Morningstar Research Thailand. In June alone, US mutual funds posted $100 billion in net inflows, up from…

ASEAN urged to address Myanmar crises, as special envoy named

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urgently needs to address Myanmar’s “dire” human rights and humanitarian crises, which are being compounded by a COVID-19 health emergency and recent flooding, rights groups say, warning the regional grouping to avoid giving legitimacy to the country’s military. “Little progress has been made” by ASEAN since it reached…

Govt urged to ‘give people the facts’ on vaccine shortages

Namarak Hospital director Youwanush Kongdan describes the shortage of vaccines during a Facebook Live session on Sunday. (Photo from Youwanush Kongdan Facebook account) The vaccine problem at a small hospital in Bangkok reflects a question many are asking: Where are they?Youwanush Kongdan, the director of Namarak, a 10-bed, private hospital specialising in breast cancer treatment,…

Duterte urged to confront Chinese ‘bullying’ in South China Sea

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte must end his “policy of subservience” towards Beijing, lawmakers and foreign policy experts have said, warning that the Filipino leader’s silence is sending the wrong signal as hundreds of Chinese “maritime militia” vessels continue to congregate within Manila’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the South China Sea. While several Filipino officials,…