Features

Khon Kaen’s railway community sets to vanish as high-speed train arrives
Features

Khon Kaen’s railway community sets to vanish as high-speed train arrives

March 1, 2022
Soon, communities along railroad tracks in Khon Kaen will be forced to leave to make way for the construction of
Threat of new industrial park looms over the heritage of an ancient Khon Kaen town
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Threat of new industrial park looms over the heritage of an ancient Khon Kaen town

February 19, 2022
Residents are rallying against a proposed 4,000-rai bioeconomy project in Ban Phai district of Khon Kaen. The major concern is
A deflated hope: Samui sex workers struggle amid slump in Thai tourism
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A deflated hope: Samui sex workers struggle amid slump in Thai tourism

February 2, 2022
“I’m afraid of COVID-19, but I’m more afraid of starving.” These words from an Isaan sex worker who
Debating lese majeste: Is the burning of royal portraits a crime or political expression?
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Debating lese majeste: Is the burning of royal portraits a crime or political expression?

November 11, 2021
As the demand grows to amend or repeal Article 112, Thailand’s lese majeste law, so too does the number of
Article 112 imprisons artists
Features

Article 112 imprisons artists

May 27, 2021
“People are scared to express themselves because of this law. Writers are afraid to mention it, even in fiction, if
Suicide before conscription into the army: what does a young man’s death tell us?
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Suicide before conscription into the army: what does a young man’s death tell us?

May 18, 2021
A young man from Udon chooses suicide rather than enter military service. The military draft law favors those with an
Intimate laborers and COVID-19
Features

Intimate laborers and COVID-19

May 2, 2021
Listen to voices of intimate labourers during the COVID pandemic.

News

Two citizen journalists detained without charges in Ubon Ratchathani
News

Two citizen journalists detained without charges in Ubon Ratchathani

April 30, 2022
Two members of The Isaan Record’s citizen reporter network were arrested today while trying to take photos of the
First-ever religious ceremony held following the suppression of Ubon’s Holy Man rebels 121 years ago.
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First-ever religious ceremony held following the suppression of Ubon’s Holy Man rebels 121 years ago.

April 12, 2022
The first-ever religious ceremony dedicated to the Holy Man Rebellion of 121 years ago received a throng of attendees in Ubon
Young people arrested for protesting graduation activity in Korat
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Young people arrested for protesting graduation activity in Korat

March 5, 2022
More than 20 Korat police swarmed in to arrest five student activists campaigning against a university graduation ceremony. Two juveniles were

Interviews

Behind the anti-discrimination law that seeks an end to the stigma of HIV
Interviews

Behind the anti-discrimination law that seeks an end to the stigma of HIV

November 23, 2021
“The heart of this law is about making the one being discriminated against and the one discriminating understand each other
Judicial prejudice: people with HIV barred from becoming judge
Interviews

Judicial prejudice: people with HIV barred from becoming judge

November 16, 2021
A young man aspires to become a judge. But his dream might be dashed simply because the agency doesn’t
The art of resistance: Udorn teen performs act of defiance against threats from the state
Interviews

The art of resistance: Udorn teen performs act of defiance against threats from the state

October 7, 2021
Over the past year, pro-democracy movements among the young generation have blossomed across the kingdom. The originally forceful campaign however
KKC high schoolers: The power of Khon Kaen students (10)
Interviews

KKC high schoolers: The power of Khon Kaen students (10)

November 29, 2020
“Now I think it’s time for change. Everyone’s awakened.” Kwankhao Tangprasert, leader of Khon Kaen KKC student movement

Opinion

PART III: The Role of Champassak Royals as Mediators
Opinion

PART III: The Role of Champassak Royals as Mediators

April 21, 2022
In this final segment of our series, “The Holy Man Rebellion(s) from both sides of the Mekong,” Ian G.
PART II: The Holy Men Rise and Fall Across Borders
Opinion

PART II: The Holy Men Rise and Fall Across Borders

April 20, 2022
In Part I of our special three-part series, “The Holy Man Rebellions from both sides of the Mekong,” Ian G.
PART I: The Holy Men Revolt: A Tale of Two Countries
Opinion

PART I: The Holy Men Revolt: A Tale of Two Countries

April 19, 2022
In this first installment Baird takes us to the “Lao” side of the Mekong, at a time when once-fluid frontiers
Isaan Holy Man Rebellion — Understanding the unwilling subjects of Siam’s internal colonialism
Opinion

Isaan Holy Man Rebellion — Understanding the unwilling subjects of Siam’s internal colonialism

April 4, 2022
In response to popular demand (on the Thai-language side), we are bringing our readers a new set of items on
Thai education beset by poor management, inequality, and high teacher debt
Opinion

Thai education beset by poor management, inequality, and high teacher debt

March 30, 2022
Thailand’s public education system is rarely held up as a success story. But its woes have become even more
Abuse in Thai schools requires a long, hard look in the mirror
Opinion

Abuse in Thai schools requires a long, hard look in the mirror

March 6, 2022
News of physical abuse of students by teachers is all but commonplace in Isaan and in Thailand more generally. Guest
Tearing up Democracy’s Roots
Opinion

Tearing up Democracy’s Roots

March 3, 2022
Construction of the high-speed rail project may open up new horizons for Thai society. But it also has important collateral
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