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.
A young American-Teochew college student travels to Thailand to learn more about its Thai-Teochew people and history, only to develop her relationship with her own Teochew identity along the way.
The Isaan Record16/05/2017
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.
Human rights organization Fortify Rights welcomes the dismissal of criminal defamation complaints by a gold mining company against Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS).
The Isaan Record17/11/2016
Dozens of multilingual signs (Thai, Isaan and English) have been installed across Khon Kaen province in the past months through the Isaan Culture Maintenance and Revitalization Programme.
The Isaan Record21/09/2016
Saowanee T. Alexander takes a closer look at the results of the constitution referendum in Ubon Ratchathani Province.
Saowanee T. Alexander10/09/2016
Thai Lawyers for Human Rights’ (TLHR) assessment of the human rights situation in the Northeast over the eighteen months after the 2014 military coup based on first-hand accounts of those directly affected and a compilation of information from various media outlets.
The Isaan Record08/04/2016
While Europe worries about trafficking and the so-called refugee crisis, Isaan villagers are still building their hopes on women’s migration and labor abroad, writes Social Anthropologist Sine Plambech in this guest commentary.
Today, the education system in Northeast Thailand is increasingly geared towards making money. Public schools see opportunity in capitalizing on middle class students, creating economic elitism in education by granting privileges to a small group of selected students, comments guest contributor Natchanon Ongjui.