“Isaan people have become more rights-conscious, which means they won’t submit to anyone easily. No one can mess with them anymore because they won’t allow it,” says former human rights commissioner Sunee Chaiyarot in this interview on human rights in Isaan.
Thanom Chapakdee, the curator behind last year’s alternative art festival “Khonkaen Manifesto”, talks about his plan to shake up Thailand’s art scene with a new center that will officially open in Khon Kaen city next year.
The Isaan Record06/07/2019
Apinan Chanoopala, director of the Office of the Election Commission in Khon Kaen Province on free and fair elections, democratic culture and decentralization of power in Thailand.
The Isaan Record06/03/2019
“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.
A readers’ survey on three core issues for government: taxation, governance, and public services.
The Isaan Record18/06/2018
A tussle over who gets to build and operate Khon Kaen City’s urban light rail system is threatening the project’s arrival.
The Isaan Record29/05/2018
A 10-step plan for restarting the devolution of power in Thailand beginning with establishing a Minister for the North, for the Northeast, and for the South.
The Isaan Record24/05/2018
An analysis of the pros and cons of elected governors in Thailand.
The Isaan Record08/05/2018
Political scientist Thanet Charoenmuang on the history of (de)centralization of the Thai state.