Ten years have passed since the killings of Bloody May, yet those responsible are still walking free and blameless in the eyes of the law. Out of the 94 killed, 26 were from Isaan. Today, justice is still waiting to be served, writes Wirawat Somnuek.
The short story “The Northeast” by Isaan writer Tee Anmai links memories of war with the deadly crackdown on protesters in April-May 2010.
Ten years after the bloody crackdown on protesters in April-May 2010, the traumatic events are still haunting families of those killed, injured or locked away, and all the others who had watched from afar in disbelief. The Isaan Record revisits the event and its aftermath through a series of articles, interviews, short stories and videos.
The Isaan Record05/01/2020
Homeless people in Khon Kaen city are one of the most vulnerable groups among the urban poor. How are these people dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak and what measures are the government taking to protect the most vulnerable members of society?
The exodus of Isaan people fleeing the COVID-19 outbreak in Bangkok was, in part, a result of government incompetence. It is not justified that they are now bearing the stigma of “super spreaders.” It also begs the question: “Why don’t these people take jobs in their home provinces?” asks Pattawee Chotanont.
Readers in Isaan share their stories of how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected their lives.
The Isaan Record04/14/2020
Thailand’s first transgender parliamentarian Tanwarin Sukkhapisit talks about the road to gender equality as the country might become Southeast Asia’s first country to legalize same-sex marriage after Taiwan became Asia’s first this month.
The Isaan Record05/23/2019
A readers’ survey on three core issues for government: taxation, governance, and public services.
The Isaan Record06/18/2018
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.