Born into a family of politicians in Ubon Ratchathani, Sudarat Phithakphonphanlop learned from a young age what it means to be a representative of the people. In this interview, the 23-year-old shares her views on Thailand’s democracy after the election and talks about her political ambitions.
After almost five years under military rule, campaign season is in full swing in the Northeast. But among many rural voters, there seem to be only muted excitement and little hope that the election will bring about change. Visarut Sankham captures the mood ahead of the polls on March 24 in Khon Kaen’s Constituencies 3 and 4, two of the largest electoral districts in the province where candidates of 42 parties contest in the race.
The Isaan Record16/03/2019
The rally of Palang Pracharat Party last weekend in Khon Kaen drew a crowd as large as 30,000. But according to a recent poll, the military junta’s proxy party faces an uphill battle in the Northeast.
The Isaan Record11/03/2019
After almost five years of banned political activity under military rule, Pheu Thai Party still commands a loyal following in the Northeast. At a rally on March 1, long-time supporters and members of the Red Shirt movement gathered to show their support for the party.
The Isaan Record08/03/2019
“Change takes time and patience,” says Natthapong Pipatchaisiri, a young businessman from Udon Thani and political newcomer, about Future Forward Party’s ambitious political platform.
On a visit to the Northeast, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkij revealed his views on inequality, decentralization, and the dangers of authoritarianism.
The Isaan Record08/06/2018
Activists of the “People GO Network” are close to completing their march from Bangkok to Khon Kaen in protest against the military government.
The Isaan Record14/02/2018
Thailand has been widely applauded for its efforts in tackling the HIV epidemic but stigmatization remains a major challenge.