“That’s a threat. I’m afraid enough as it is. Stop your threatening me,” Nittaya Muangklang spits back at a national park officer in argument over the eviction of her village, a fate that many communities of small-scale farmers in the park are facing.
The Cabinet’s decision to hike the salaries of subdistrict and village leaders may just be a move to undermine the power of local administrative bodies, argues Arunee Santhitiwanich.
Business people and state officials are chomping at the bit for Mukdahan’s Special Economic Zone but locals are divided over the new development policy.
Human rights organization Fortify Rights welcomes the dismissal of criminal defamation complaints by a gold mining company against Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS).
Khon Kaen University banned a movie screening and a human rights event organized by a local student group and Amnesty International Thailand.
A new policy pays farmers to stop growing rice while seeking to reduce the crops’ cultivation areas but Isaan farmers and local officials say the scheme was ill conceived from the start.
Today a military court opened trial of 26 Northeasterners charged with terrorism and treason in the high-profile ‘Khon Kaen Model’ case.
Train travel on the routes from Nong Khai and Ubon Ratchathani to the capital will likely be more comfortable as the State Railway of Thailand introduces new cars to refresh its outdated passenger system.
On the 40th anniversary of the massacre at Thammasat University on October 6, 1976, four contemporary witnesses from the Northeast recall their memories of that day and the ensuing consequences.
Tobacco farmers in Nong Khai province fear that the new Tobacco Product Control Act might ban them from growing the crop.
Former National Human Rights Commissioner Dr. Niran Pitakwatchara talks about the human rights situation in the Northeast, lèse-majesté law, and the new constitution.