Khon Kaen Activists Remain Divided, But Peaceful

KHON KAEN—Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the Election Commission are expected to reach a decision this afternoon on whether or not the February 2 elections will be postponed, but Khon Kaen residents, like Thais across the country, remain divided on their hopes for the outcome. Yet while chaos, and at times violence, has dominated the streets of Bangkok in recent weeks, both sides of the divide in Khon Kaen plan to respond to today’s announcement…

01/28/2014

Call for Northeast News!

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12/03/2013

The Isaan Record Welcomes New Editor

The Isaan Record Welcomes New Editor

In May 2012, Glenn Brown and Lizzie Presser, the founding editors of the Isaan Record, wrote you a goodbye note. We had left Thailand and were looking for ways to…

08/29/2012

The Isaan Record Says Goodbye, for Now

The Isaan Record Says Goodbye, for Now

Like so many other foreigners in Thailand, we came here as teachers. We did it because we didn’t know what else to do after graduation, because the American economy had…

05/15/2012

NHRC Exonerates Law Dean, Condemns KKU

NHRC Exonerates Law Dean, Condemns KKU

KHON KAEN – On February 28, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) released a report condemning Khon Kaen University (KKU) for arbitrarily and unjustly dismissing Kittibodi Yaipool from his position…

03/08/2012

EU Funds Isaan Language Program

EU Funds Isaan Language Program

KHON KAEN – On Thursday, the European External Action Service of the European Union launched its funding for an Isaan language program, The Isan Culture Maintenance and Revitalization Program (ICMRP),…

03/02/2012

After the Floods, Plans for Factories in Isaan

After the Floods, Plans for Factories in Isaan

When the mobile cabinet meeting rolls into Udon Thani on February 21, Withoon Kamonlnaruemet, the president of the Khon Kaen branch of the Federation of Thai Industries, is prepared to…

02/17/2012

Organic Farmers Get Raw Deal

Organic Farmers Get Raw Deal

KHON KAEN – The floodwaters have receded, the fields are cleared, and Udom Phanprasri spends his week transplanting his new rice stalks in straight lines across his muddy plot. Neighbors…

02/07/2012

Article 112 Reform in the Provinces

Article 112 Reform in the Provinces

KHON KAEN – The Campaign Committee to Amend Article 112 of the Criminal Code (CCAA 112), the first aggressive, nationwide campaign to reform the world’s harshest lèse-majesté law, made its…

02/01/2012

Education Reform Finds a Home in Khon Kaen

Education Reform Finds a Home in Khon Kaen

Guest Contributor: Lukas Winfield KHON KAEN – Thirty-some elementary students pick through a mountain of trash, carefully selecting old milk boxes, discarded spools of yarn, broken necklaces and other landfill…

01/19/2012

Red Village Thwarted, a Community Divided

Red Village Thwarted, a Community Divided

KHON KAEN – In Non Reuang, an unassuming Northeastern village located just 15 kilometers north of Khon Kaen city, fallow rice fields line pothole-ridden roads made dusty with windswept topsoil….

01/11/2012
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