Down and out in Bangkok
A deformed beggar waits for alms in front of a business advertising billboard, Bangkok, Thailand yesterday. Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is turning to reality television to promote his five-day poverty-eradication campaign in Roi Et, one of Thailand's poorest provinces. The 24-hour show will be broadcast nationally to boost his popularity and strengthen the fight against poverty. About 10 percent of Thailand's population lives below the poverty line, two-thirds of them in the northeast. Household incomes in 19 provinces in the region averaged 9,279 baht in 2002 (US$235), according to government statistics.Jan 17, 2006
This photo has been viewed 909 times.
Comments will be moderated. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned.
Listing from 2017-03-16 to 2017-03-23
- Most read
- Most e-mailed
1US plans to sell Taiwan arms: reports
3EDITORIAL: KMT’s dubious view on espionage
4Events and entertainment listings
5Taiwanese weightlifter promoted to Beijing Olympics gold