From the prime minister’s warning to molam listeners to UNESCO’s praise of khaen music.
After 44 years in operation, city officials shut down Khon Kaen City’s central bus station on 1 December. Local vendors and many commuters are dissatisfied with the new bus station’s location outside the city.
The Isaan Record26/12/2017
The announcement to shut down Khon Kaen City’s oldest bus terminal ends a six-year-long clash of interests between locals and city officials.
The Isaan Record23/12/2017
A popular street vendor at Khon Kaen University tells her story about changing careers from an unfulfilled office worker in Bangkok to an accomplished business owner.
The Isaan Record14/12/2017
For deaf people in Thailand, access to quality education is not a given. A residential schooling system provides opportunities for educational success, at a time where some children may be falling through the cracks. Two students at the Khon Kaen School for the Deaf share their stories.
The Isaan Record13/12/2017
The Northeast has been hit hard by human rights violations in the past three years. After studying in Khon Kaen for one semester, an American college student reflects on her experiences engaging with issues of human rights and environmental justice in Isaan.
The Isaan Record12/12/2017
Floodwaters have receded from two communities in Khon Kaen. Having lost their rice harvest this season, many farmers are awaiting compensation from the government, worried they will be unable to pay off their agricultural loans. As community members return to their daily lives, many are calling for better dam management.
The Isaan Record08/12/2017
Isaan’s former communists resist fading into oblivion and continue organizing annual commemoration events.
The Isaan Record06/12/2017
“Human rights is not something we are given,” stated Ombun Thipsuna, from the Network of Community Organization Council of Seven Northeastern Provinces in the Mekong Basin. “We have human rights because we are human, and that fact entitles us to live with certain rights and freedoms.”