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 Record14/04/2020
First-time candidate Saratsanun Unnopporn might be a new face for voters, but she is not new to politics. In this interview, the 30-year-old talks about her motivation to become a politician.
The Isaan Record04/03/2019
What policies matter most to voters in Isaan? What parties will they choose to represent their interests? People share their thoughts on the upcoming election on March 24, the first polls since the military suspended democratic rule in 2014.
The Isaan Record03/03/2019
Mentioning the term ‘ethnicity’ in the Twelfth National Economic and Social Development Plan for the first time is a major step forward for the Thai state.
The Isaan Record04/04/2018
One month after the military government issued welfare cards to low-income earners, the policy is drawing mixed reactions in the Northeast.
The Isaan Record03/11/2017
Contract farming is a common choice amongst farmers in the Northeast but many farmers report that the system is ridden with problems and many producers involved find themselves to be in severe debt.