Press Release The Global Summit of Women 2022 in its 32nd year officially took place in Bangkok over 2 days from 23-25 June. The international forum put Thailand in the limelight with more than 600 participants from over 51 countries in attendance. It was also an excellent opportunity to showcase the kingdom’s capabilities in hosting an international-standard forum and … [Read more...] about Siam Piwat welcomes world’s women leaders from over 51 countries
Sorry, Ma and Pa—you may have to wait a long time before you see your first apo. That is, if a growing number of millennials are to have it their way. Any sample of 20- and 30-somethings in 2019 might look like this: Half are proudly documenting their babies’ every burp and quip, while the other half is flinching at the mere thought of having kids themselves. It’s no secret … [Read more...] about Choosing to be child-free
Post-pandemic or endemic? As Covid-19 is now projected to affect only small to medium sized slices of the population going forward, the Public Health Ministry will declare Thailand to be in post-pandemic mode from this Friday, according to health permanent secretary Kiattiphum Wongrajit. July 1 coincides with the abolition of the Thailand Pass pre-travel digital gateway … [Read more...] about Thailand to be “post pandemic” this week, not endemic
PETALING JAYA: Better national policies are needed to meet the needs of a growing number of women in Malaysia who are opting to marry later or remain single. Data from the Statistics Department (DOSM) shows that the average age of a woman's first marriage here has gone up from 23.5 years in 1980 to 28.1 years in 2020. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Critical Media Studies … [Read more...] about INTERACTIVE: More women are delaying marriage. Here’s why and why it matters.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is determined to foster a cordial engagement with the European Union (EU) in search of a win-win solution that can benefit the palm oil industry at large, although the trade bloc has remained in staunch opposition to palm oil trade since 2003. Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin said Malaysia hopes to channel various … [Read more...] about Malaysia seeks win-win solution with EU on palm oil