Indifference towards child poverty in Bangkok

A child, wearing the local school uniform, stands under the punishing sunlight with his back to the congested traffic that Bangkok is notoriously known for. He plays, with his dexterous thin fingers, a Lao traditional musical instrument, ka'an, as his body moves to the tunes he creates. A man approaches, looking at the red basket in front of the boy.

Bangkok destitution

Street kids, some neglected by parents, while others live in extreme hardship of the slums or worse homeless. Bangkok may be a mighty city of capitalistic ventures, with luxurious offices of so-called advocates of child protection and dignity, and a bloated public health department of city hall, however in the end this bastion harbors a festering culture of indifference and at times a blatant rejection of compassion.

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