21 Jan 2020
Over 30 years ago, [then Prime Minister] Gen Prem Tinsulanonda pushed the Eastern Seaboard Development programme to success, putting Thailand into the limelight amongst Southeast Asian nations. 32 new industrial estates were established, with almost 5,000 factories and over 50 billion dollars’ worth of investment.
20 Jan 2020
This report tries to show concerns about things that were beginning to occur in the eastern region when the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project was started under the dictatorship
19 Dec 2019
The events at dawn on 24 June 1932 can be counted as a point that divided Thai history into 2 eras, the old and the new, the era of the absolute monarchy and the era of democracy. But this has disappeared from the record of history as it is taught in social studies, just as the inheritance left behind by the People’s Party (Khana Ratsadon) is gradually being destroyed.
15 Nov 2019
The Chiang Rai-based NGO Center for Girls has revealed that they have managed to help a 13-year-old girl escape a forced marriage with a 50-year-old man after the girl contacted them in March 2018.
16 Aug 2019
In the case of 14 Sapwai villagers from Chaiyaphum Province, sentenced to imprisonment and fines by the Court of First Instance and the Court of Appeal after refusing to move from their land under the ‘forest reclamation’ policy, their lawyer indicated that the problem started from missing survey data leading to a lack of legal documents, and their defence which the court refused to consider.
26 May 2019
19 May 2019 was the nineth anniversary of the crackdown on the 'red shirt' protest on 19 May 2010. Gatherings were held at Ratchaprasong Intersection in memory of the dead, while justice for the victims of military violence continues to be denied.
21 May 2019
Article by Metta WongwatTranslated by Tyrell HaberkornFirst published in Thai on Prachatai
16 May 2019
Korakot Phiangjai introduces Siam Theerawut, a political refugee who was reportedly arrested along with two other refugees, including famous underground radio host "Uncle Sanam Luang," and extradited from Vietnam to Bangkok. Neither the Thai nor Vietnamese authorities have acknowledged their arrest or extradition.
11 May 2019
On 5 May 1966, Jit Phumisak was killed in Ban Nong Kung, Sakhon Nakhon. On the occasion of the 53rd anniversary of his death, we look back at Jit's life and his work as a composer and songwriter.
23 Mar 2019
After five years under the junta’s rule, Thailand is finally holding a general election on 24 March. This is the first election in eight years, if we don’t count the 2014 general election, which faced severe obstruction and violence and was subsequently ruled invalid by the Constitutional Court. Due to this long break, Thailand now has a larger than ever group of first-time voters. According to elect.in.th, in 2011, when the last successful election took place, first-time voters made up 1.96% of all eligible voters, whereas right now, first-time voters make up 13.74%.
14 Mar 2019
Learn about the diverse changes in the employment system in the electronics industry which employs more than half a million people, like the ‘4 days on 2 days off’ case, where although workers lost this case in court, they still speak of its impact on their incomes, families and health. Or using large numbers of student interns as if they were workers but with low wages and welfare, where some accountancy graduates clean machinery. Or employing Cambodian workers through a system of MOUs with different welfare conditions, which is one of the reasons the labour unions are weak.
5 Mar 2019
Conflicts between stakeholders and local communities adversely affected by large-scale development projects are long-standing, and the communities always lose the battle. The National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, which will provide measures for businesses and governments to prevent and remedy adverse impacts on the environment and the community.