A group of locals from Phetchabun are petitioning the Minister of Justice to delay the public auction of their homes after they were convicted of trespassing on a wildlife sanctuary and ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of baht in damages.
“The student protests movements are happening on behalf of the people of Isaan, too,” writes Chainarong Setchua, a lecturer at Maha Sarakham University. He analyses the student protests that sprang up throughout Isaan in the wake of the Future Forward Party’s dissolution.
Khon Kaen youth are taking to social media to lambast former Future Forward Party MP Thitinan Saengnak for switching allegiances from the opposition to the government. Party officials remind Thitinan that his votes came from the appeal of party policies.
Communities in Chaiyaphum’s Sai Thong National Park have been locked in a decades-long land dispute with the government. A new review of land conflicts across the country might finally grant the communities their right to land.