What lies below should stay below

Fearing an environmental crisis that could end their traditional way of life, a local protest group in Sakon Nakhon is fighting against a Chinese mining project.

Perched on a poison treasure

Communities in Sakon Nakhon province fear China’s investment in potash mining could imperil agriculture and the environment. A photo story by Visarut Sankham.

Making of mo lam

Cross dressing, spiritual transcendence, and fist fights are all possible components of mo lam. But on a particular night in April 2019, it was all about paying respect to the spirit of a women who passed five years ago.

Thailand’s civil union law: Turning dreams into reality?

Thailand could become Southeast Asia’s first country to afford legal status and protection to same-sex couples. But it remains unclear if the next government will pass the proposed civil union law. Meanwhile, the LGBT+ community is split over the new legislation.

After the election, questions linger for Isaan voters

Two weeks after the March 24 election, the results are still inconclusive. A few Isaan people in Bangkok accepted the vote. But many suspect the military government has cheated and call for the power to be returned to the voters.

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