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.
The Isaan Record23/11/2016
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
Khon Kaen University banned a movie screening and a human rights event organized by a local student group and Amnesty International Thailand.
The Isaan Record09/11/2016
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.