Voices from Isaan: The Impeachment of Yingluck Shinawatra

People in Khon Kaen voice their opinions on the impeachment of former prime minister and Pheu Thai party leader Yingluck Shinawatra. KHON KAEN – Last friday, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), a body hand-picked by the military government, voted with an overwhelming majority to retroactively impeach former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over her role in the rice subsidy scheme. Ms. Yingluck is now banned from politics for five years and faces criminal charges that could…

01/27/2015

Eviction on the Horizon for Chaiyaphum Community

Eviction on the Horizon for Chaiyaphum Community

GUEST CONTRIBUTION by Emma Tran and Jenny Dunn CHAIYAPHUM— As part of the military government’s new forestry policy, the 277 residents of Baw Kaew village in Khon San District received…

09/01/2014

Opposition to Military Coup in Khon Kaen

Opposition to Military Coup in Khon Kaen

KHON KAEN— On May 24, the second full day after the overthrow of the caretaker government by a military coup, there was a greater military presence in Khon Kaen, as…

05/25/2014

Senate Candidates Campaign Without Politics

Senate Candidates Campaign Without Politics

KHON KAEN—When Komet Teekhathananon took to the stage outside the provincial hall on Thursday, he described his experience as a business owner and a local politician. Mr. Komet is running…

03/30/2014

Court Annuls February 2 Poll, Khon Kaen Responds

Court Annuls February 2 Poll, Khon Kaen Responds

KHON KAEN—Student activists in Khon Kaen wrapped a black banner around the city’s Democracy Monument on Saturday to condemn the Constitutional Court’s annulment of the February 2 election. Thailand’s Constitutional…

03/23/2014

Khon Kaen Promotes Female Leadership

Khon Kaen Promotes Female Leadership

KHON KAEN— In a run up to International Women’s Day today, Khon Kaen hosted a regional event focusing on the role of women in Northeastern Thai society on March 4….

03/08/2014

Demonstrators Campaign to End the Freeze on Democracy

Demonstrators Campaign to End the Freeze on Democracy

KHON KAEN— Three thousand people and Governor Somsak Suwansujarit of Khon Kaen came together yesterday afternoon to show their support for the electoral system of Thailand. Frustrations continue to rise…

02/22/2014

Early Election Results Show Drop in Voter Turnout

Early Election Results Show Drop in Voter Turnout

KHON KAEN – Voting in Thailand’s general election proceeded without disruption in 89 percent of constituencies yesterday, including the entirety of the Northeast, but initial results show voter turnout in…

02/03/2014

Slideshow: Khon Kaen Voters Go To The Polls

Slideshow: Khon Kaen Voters Go To The Polls

On February 2, The Isaan Record traveled around the city of Khon Kaen to hear from voters at the polls. The election proceeded smoothly in Khon Kaen and most parts of Thailand outside of…

New Voices on the Khon Kaen Ballot

New Voices on the Khon Kaen Ballot

KHON KAEN—Thailand’s highly anticipated general election is set to go forward tomorrow, despite the uncertainty that has shrouded the February 2 snap election from the start. In Khon Kaen, this uncertainty…

02/01/2014
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