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1.5 Million Thais Near Poverty




BANGKOK, Jan 21 (TNA) – COVID-19 was heavily affecting the Thai economy and 1.5 million Thai people were approaching the poverty line, said the World Bank.


The poverty ratio in Thailand rose to 8.8% last year, compared with 6.2% in 2019, it said.


The World Bank viewed that although the Thai economy passed its rock bottom in the second quarter of 2020, the new COVID-19 wave could affect tourism and workers in the country. 


Full Story: https://tna.mcot.net/english-news/line-today-english-news-622003



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I suspect the true number of those in dire financial straits, far beyond what "poverty" means is a lot more than 1.5 million. The government has spent lots of money on military hardware, which wo

Far more than 1.5 million. Since very few Thai's pay income tax, it would be interesting to know what the world bank base their figures on.

More BS. It really does get boring. 1.5 million? 15 million + is more believable. Maybe if you live on Mamma noodles you're not poor.

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