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.
Khon Kaen’s urban poor often have no appropriate access to water despite their constitutional right to “quality water resources adequately for the consumption by people,” as stated in Article 72 of Thailand’s new constitution.
This is Part II of the story of an ailing man who’s struggling to navigate Thailand’s revered healthcare system — one that fails to care for its neediest patients. Today’s story discusses the larger forces that have impacted his fate.
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.