Udon Demonstrators Arrested, Transmission Line Nears Completion

UDON THANI – Sanong Chaiyanataan sits on his porch in Kumphawapi district, transmission towers fading out of sight in either direction. There is a pit in his backyard and 15 people have been arrested on his land. Just 24 hours earlier, on Friday morning, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) tried to push ahead […]

UDD Predicts Northeastern Vote

KHON KAEN – Pheu Thai will win 80 of Isaan’s 126 constituency MP seats in the upcoming election, Northeastern Red Shirt leaders projected this past Sunday. Approximately 150 UDD provincial and district level leaders met at Khon Kaen University’s Mo Din Daeng Hotel to share their election forecasts and formulate their campaign strategies. Khon Kaen’s […]

Time is Running out for Buriram Villagers

BURIRAM – Non Dindaeng district police investigators filed trespassing and destruction of government property charges against three village leaders yesterday for their village’s continued settlement on disputed land in the Dongyai Forest Preserve. The charges stem from an ongoing land dispute between the members of the Kao Baat forest village, the Ministry of Natural Resources, […]

Khon Kaen Farmers Protest Price Disparities

KHON KAEN – As youth partook in a football match in the background, rice farmers from three Khon Kaen districts gathered on the lawn of the provincial hall to challenge a game that mill companies have played with them for years. Arriving early Monday morning, 800 farmers from Nam Phong, Muang, and Sam Soong districts […]

Pheu Thai Kicks off Campaign Season in Isaan

KHON KAEN – The campaign slogans might have been written in red, but Saturday night’s United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship rally couldn’t have been any clearer: vote for the blue and white of Pheu Thai. On a stage crowded with local Pheu Thai MPs and candidates alike, speakers extolled the virtues of the party’s […]