Amid calls from Thailand’s new generation for the resignation of the prime minister, the amending of the constitution, and reform of the monarchy, the Isaan Record talks with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Somchai Phatharathananunth from Mahasarakham University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences about a solution for the country’s political crisis.
“If Thailand wants to end the conflict, the constitution needs to be amended,” says Assoc. Prof. Dr. Somchai Phatharathananunth from Mahasarakham University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, in proposing a way out of the political crisis.
At political rallies, Thanawit Sepsuk or “Nick Sarakham,” who is also known as “Nattawut 2,” speaks about the problems faced by people at the grassroots after he was inspired by the red-shirt protests he had attended with his parents as a child. “People at the grassroots have been seen merely as a base of resources that the central government can take away.”
“It’s a lesson learned by the redshirts: it’s always been about the middle class. The thing that other leaders, including the redshirts, that everyone has tried to demand: a good life, rights and equality, that’s it.” said Thanawit Sepsuk, (Comrade Nick) MSU Democracy Front. Series: “The New Generation of Isaan rises up” – We must dare to speak the truth (3)
The Isaan Record16/11/2020
From the classroom to a prison cell, Isaan students recount the aftermath of the Oct 13 arrests.
The Isaan Record14/11/2020
The Isaan Record launches its series, “The new generation of Isaan rises up.” How does the current student movement in Thailand compare to other student movements historically? We ask the noted scholar Thongchai WInichakul to weigh in.