A subdistrict of Udon Thani is home to hundreds of Thai-foreign couples. Our guest reporter Krisada Phonchai talked to two women about how they came to marry Westerners and the challenges of intercultural relationships
Banjong Boonkit recalls the time when she worked as a “rented wife” for American soldiers at the US airbase in Udon Thani.
The Isaan Record31/08/2020
Protesters at Khon Kaen city’s Democracy Monument called for democracy and held a mock ritual to drive out the prime minister on Thursday evening.
The Isaan Record21/08/2020
Locals in Nong Bua Lamphu’s Dong Mafai district yesterday escalated their opposition to a limestone mine in a long-running dispute with the mining company and the state.
The Isaan Record14/08/2020
Activists and civil society groups in the Northeast have launched a campaign to draft a new constitution as youth protesters across the country are calling for democratic change.
The Isaan Record10/08/2020
After a human rights lawyer and a leader of the recent pro-democracy protests were arrested and accused of several charges, Isaan student activists and a group of writers issued statements of solidarity.
The Isaan Record09/08/2020
Activists and civil society groups in Thailand want to replace the military-drafted 2017 constitution with a more democratic charter. Last month, they kicked off an effort to collect public input for a new constitution draft based on the process used in the drafting of the “People’s Constitution” of 1997.
The Isaan Record01/08/2020
Several thousand students staged a protest on July 24 at Ratchada Nuson Park in central Khon Kaen city. Under the slogan, “Isaan is not afraid,” the event was part of a nationwide youth movement calling on the prime minister to dissolve parliament, end harassment of government critics, and draft a new, democratic constitution.
The Isaan Record26/07/2020
A government psychiatric hospital unexpectedly released a dissident late today after spending nearly two weeks there. Tiwagorn Withiton was admitted against his will on July 9 after wearing a shirt with the slogan, “I lost faith in the institution of the monarchy.”