Amid calls for snap elections and the drafting of a new constitution, protesters gathered at Khon Kaen University (KKU) on Saturday evening. It was the second time that students and members of the public came out to protest following the dissolution of a major opposition party last month.
In wake of the dissolution of the Future Forward Party, student activism networks are emerging all across the Northeast. They want Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha to step down and the military-drafted constitution to be rewritten.
A new political party seeks to change almost everything about Thai politics, starting with how public policy is formed. But a legal hurdle could trip them up before they reach the starting line of the electoral race.
The Isaan Record04/08/2018
Khon Kaen’s urban poor often have no appropriate access to water despite their constitutional right to “quality water resources adequately for the consumption by people,” as stated in Article 72 of Thailand’s new constitution.
The Isaan Record12/06/2017
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
After their push for a revolution failed, Isaan’s communist rebels moved on to other battles . This is the third part in a special series on Northeasteners’ experience of fighting for the communist movement.
The Isaan Record09/08/2016
In the 1960s, thousands of farmers in the Northeast joined an armed rebellion against the state. This is the second part in a special series of articles on their experience of fighting for the communist movement.
The Isaan Record08/08/2016
On August 7, fifty million Thais are called to cast their votes in a referendum on a military-backed constitution, which many say will weaken the country’s democratic system and entrench the generals’ influence over politics. On the same day in 1965, a violent incident in the Northeast led thousands of farmers to take up arms […]
The Isaan Record07/08/2016
On August 7, Thais across the country will vote in a referendum on a military-backed constitution. On the same day in 1965, thousands of farmers took up arms against the military-ruled state that had promised a new constitution for years.