On the first day of the military government’s unusual initiative to gather public opinion, more than 1,000 citizens in Khon Kaen Province gave their views on the yet-to-be-announced national elections.
Almost 200 families were pushed out of their homes in Khon Kaen City by the construction of a new high-speed railway to connect Thailand, Laos, and China
The city administration paid compensation to affected families but residents say that the amount is far from enough.
The Supreme Court of Thailand confirmed a three-year sentence against Kong Phongsakban, a 64-year-old farmer from Jatrabiab village in Sakon Nakhon Province who was charged with encroaching on government land.
Thailand’s impending garbage crisis is putting a strain on communities in the Northeast as municipalities are rushing to modernize their waste management systems, often with unwanted consequences for local residents.