Political scientist Chaiyan Rajchagool reflects on how the ruling class have constructed a politico-military complex, and co-opted state institutions in a bid to keep democracy at bay.
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.
The Isaan Record16/03/2020
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 wave of protests by university students and young activists is sweeping across the Northeast in reaction to the dissolution of the Future Forward Party.
The Isaan Record27/02/2020
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.
The Isaan Record25/02/2020
ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights cry foul after the Constitutional Court dissolves the Future Forward Party and issues a ten-year political ban to all its executive members.
The Isaan Record21/02/2020
ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights expressed disappointment at today’s ruling from the Constitutional Court disqualifying opposition leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. The group calls for an end to the judicial harassment of opposition members and human rights defenders in Thailand.
The Isaan Record20/11/2019
After the eviction deadline for Baw Kaew was extended in a surprise decision on Monday, villagers and their supporters celebrated their tentative victory. But the community’s decade-long battle for their right to land is set to escalate again when the extension expires in late September.
The Isaan Record30/08/2019
As the deadline for the eviction of Baw Kaew village draws closer, community members are calling on political parties for help. Last Saturday, Future Future Party politicians to discuss solutions to resolve the decade-long land dispute.