State schemes leave the poor behindA busker sings a song on a street underneath an elevated train station in Bangkok. Ageing buskers are among those at the lowest rung of society who do not receive social welfare protection from the state. The evidence is clear; the state schemes to help the poor have largely failed to reach their target groups. Instead of making them dependent on the central government's welfare money alone, the local governments should step in. At present, there have been efforts in this direction, but they are still not enough to effectively help vulnerable people.
Source: Bangkok Post March 24, 2020 21:56 UTC