Youth protests against the government are on the rise again in the Northeast and across the country. Patawee Chotanan observed a protest in Ubon Ratchathani and made eight interesting observations.
A village in northeastern Thailand is terrorized by a powerful ghost and descends into chaos as two factions fight over how to exorcise the demon. A short story by Charuphat Petcharavej that can be read as a parable of the country’s political conflict.
More than 42,000 families were affected and some of them displaced by the recent flood in Ubon Ratchathani. As the state disaster compensation has yet to arrive, volunteers are filling in to provide some of the affected with new houses.
The Isaan Record29/11/2019
Floods and droughts happen every year, but the Thai government has never addressed the issue with any sort of long-term vision. It’s time to systematically address the problems of flood risk management in the Northeast, writes guest contributor Pattawi Choti-Anan.
A Mekong riverside community forced to give up fishing as a livelihood due to the damming of the Mekong river in China is now turning to growing Cavendish bananas for export to China.
The Isaan Record26/09/2018
Movie theaters chains have replaced most of the independent cinemas once found in almost every city of the Northeast. But in the region’s smaller towns, stand-alone movie parlors continue to draw a loyal audience.