Former National Human Rights Commissioner Dr. Niran Pitakwatchara talks about the human rights situation in the Northeast, lèse-majesté law, and the new constitution.
In the 2007, a clear majority in the Northeast rejected the military-backed draft constitution. This year around, voters in the region again voted down a draft constitution but by a smaller margin. What was the motivation behind the expression of dissent in the 2007 referendum, and why did that dissent become less pronounced in this month’s referendum?
The Isaan Record23/08/2016
A newly formed activist group gathered on Khon Kaen University campus to protest against the ban on public campaigns to reject the draft constitution in the run-up to the charter referendum on August 7.
The Isaan Record28/06/2016
Thailand’s latest draft constitution offers nothing to ethnic minorities and will make the country the most uncivilised one in ASEAN, writes John Draper in this guest op-ed.