Fishing Without a Net: Fish Farms and the 2011 Floods

YouTube Version KHON KAEN – This year’s floods ravaged much of Thailand, leaving over 600 dead and millions displaced. In the Northeast, farmers everywhere are beginning to clean up destroyed crops and prepare for the next harvest season. But while millions of rice farmers await their flood insurance from the government, 2,200 baht per rai of rice field, the hundreds of thousands of fish farmers in the region are not as lucky. With little support…

12/16/2011

In Udon, Red Villages Grow into Red Districts

UDON THANI – As Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is losing popular support, facing fierce criticism for her management of the massive floods plaguing Bangkok, her strongest supporters, the Red Shirts, are finding new ways to strengthen their movement and prepare for the worst. With fears of a looming coup, Red Shirt leaders in Udon Thani are quietly launching a project to consolidate their constituents. Just recently, they began inaugurating entire Districts as Red territory. “We…

11/19/2011

NEWS IN BRIEF: Khon Kaen’s Brewery Keeps Singha Afloat

KHON KAEN – As floodwaters continue to threaten parts of Thailand’s capital, the emergency closure of many large water manufacturing sites in the Central region has sparked widespread concern. The Singha Corporation, for one, which estimates a hold of 35% on the domestic water market, has been forced to close four of its seven factories, leaving sites open only in Khon Kaen, Chiang Mai, and Surat Thani. In recent weeks, demand for potable water has…

11/15/2011

Khon Kaen’s Flooded Commend Relief Efforts

Khon Kaen’s Flooded Commend Relief Efforts

KHON KAEN – From sunup until sundown Phongsak Chonchee rides a boat across an unfamiliar landscape. As a subdistrict officer in Khon Kaen’s flooded Chonnabot district, Mr. Phongsak and his…

10/27/2011

World Habitat Day Kicks Off in Khon Kaen

World Habitat Day Kicks Off in Khon Kaen

KHON KAEN – As countries around the world prepare to celebrate World Habitat Day on October 3, residents of Khon Kaen took to the streets Friday to share their concerns…

10/01/2011

Fields of Mine: Na Nong Bong, Thailand

Fields of Mine: Na Nong Bong, Thailand

YouTube Version  LOEI – Last February, the farmers of Na Nong Bong village won a small victory in their battle against the gold mine in their backyard. After years of…

09/30/2011

Khon Kaen Reds Out on Bail

Khon Kaen Reds Out on Bail

KHON KAEN – Three Red Shirt prisoners were released on bail from Khon Kaen Central Prison yesterday evening, a little over one week since four newly-elected Pheu Thai government representatives…

08/27/2011

Thaksin’s Red Birthday Bash

Thaksin’s Red Birthday Bash

KHON KAEN – Though July 26 does not mark a Thai festival or a royal birthday or even a Buddhist holy day, the city’s largest temple was filled to capacity…

07/27/2011

KKU President Absent, NHRC Hears Law Dean’s Case

KKU President Absent, NHRC Hears Law Dean’s Case

BANGKOK – The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRC) met yesterday to continue its investigation into the abrupt dismissal of Acting Dean Kittibodi Yaipool from Khon Kaen University’s Law…

07/26/2011

Protest Village Celebrates Second Anniversary

Protest Village Celebrates Second Anniversary

CHAIYAPHUM – The sound of mor lam music, traditional to Northeast Thailand, filled the air last Saturday evening as Khon San villagers and friends gathered to celebrate the second anniversary…

07/20/2011

Off the Radar, Red Villages Wait

Off the Radar, Red Villages Wait

KHON KAEN – As the Election Commission continues to delay its endorsement of Pheu Thai’s prime ministerial candidate Yingluck Shinawatra, Red Shirts in Khon Kaen are collectively lying in wait….

07/16/2011

Land Dispute Lands Eleven in Jail

Land Dispute Lands Eleven in Jail

CHAIYAPHUM – Eleven men and women from Khon San district were placed under arrest this past Friday morning for trespassing on disputed land in the Khon San Forest Preserve. At…

07/07/2011

Election Day in Khon Kaen

Election Day in Khon Kaen

This election day, The Isaan Record visited polling sites around Khon Kaen. The following is a collection of photographs of the day’s events. 0

07/03/2011

Villagers Fight for Law Dean’s Rights

Villagers Fight for Law Dean’s Rights

KHON KAEN – One hundred and fifty members of the Isaan People’s Network protested outside Khon Kaen University’s Office of the President yesterday to demand justice for the recently dismissed…

06/30/2011

Candidates Share Decentralization Policies

Candidates Share Decentralization Policies

KHON KAEN – MP candidates from nine different political parties took the stage in a Khon Kaen University auditorium on Tuesday afternoon to present their respective party platforms on local…

06/23/2011

“Vote No” on the March in Khon Kaen

“Vote No” on the March in Khon Kaen

KHON KAEN – Over 150 “Vote No” supporters paraded through Khon Kaen City yesterday as part of their ongoing Northeastern campaign. Representatives from the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) and…

06/13/2011
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