Scared but desperate, Thai sex workers forced to the street

Scared but desperate, Thai sex workers forced to the street

BANGKOK: A shutdown to contain the coronavirus has killed Thailand’s party scene and forced sex workers like Pim out of bars and onto desolate streets. She’s scared but desperately needs customers to pay her rent. Red-light districts from Bangkok to Pattaya have gone quiet with night clubs and massage parlours closed and tourists blocked from […]
COVID-19: Shelter volunteers help workers sleeping rough in Singapore

COVID-19: Shelter volunteers help workers sleeping rough in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Sam slumped in defeat on a bench near Kranji MRT station. The 43-year-old had come to Singapore on the eve of Malaysia’s Mar 18 lockdown, with the promise of a job at a vegetable wholesale centre in Woodlands and accommodation provided. Four days later, he...