PLASTIC, dubbed a miracle invention due to its durability and versatility, has made our lives substantially easier. However, 60 years after its invention, managing plastic waste has become one of humanity's biggest problems. The statistics are alarming, with mass production and consumption of plastic on the rise since 1950. According to a report published by WWF-Malaysia, … [Read more...] about Circular economy for plastic in Malaysia – are we on track?
Walking along the streets of Bangkok this morning I may as well be in a time loop. There was only one person not wearing a mask as I walked to breakfast. Me. Everyone else, everyone, was wearing a face mask, just like over the past 2 years and 2 months. It was 7.30am, it’s not as if it was busy. Some sort of campaign to encourage Thais to remove their masks will certainly … [Read more...] about Back to the future – the resistance to taking off masks in Thailand | OPINION
The debate on the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (Sogie) Equality Bill, formerly the Anti-Discrimination Bill, has been around for two decades. But for the past month until now, this dispute has garnered nationwide attention online—thanks to the online hearing held by the House of Representatives committee on women and gender equality last Nov. 4. In that … [Read more...] about Terrible misconceptions: Why we need the Sogie Equality Bill
The Great Resignation has affected Thai small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) pursuing digital transformation, according to 98% of them surveyed in a new study by SAP, a global enterprise application software developer. The study, entitled "Transformational Talent: The Impact of the Great Resignation on Digital Transformation in Asia-Pacific and Japan's SMEs", gauged the … [Read more...] about Resignation trend hurts digital drive
Win riders, Bangkok’s ubiquitous and slightly notorious motorcycle taxi drivers, are claiming that proposed penalties for riding on the sidewalk are too severe. Currently the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority has laid down bans of up to three years for motorbike riders caught riding on the city’s pavements. But Win riders say losing their jackets for three years is unfair. … [Read more...] about “Three year ban is too long” – Bangkok ‘win’ riders complain about new penalties