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By Prachatai |
<p>Two high school students were detained for over 6 hours yesterday (27 December) for flashing three-finger salutes&nbsp;</p><p>at an intersection on a road that was closed ahead of King Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida&rsquo;s royal motorcade, while a food delivery driver said he faced police surveillance during the King and Queen&#39;s visit to the province.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>On his fifth day back as Prime Minister after a 37-day hiatus, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha conducted a visit to Khon Kaen and Ubon Ratchathani, where expressions of dissent as minor as raising three-finger salute drew a fierce response from his security detail.</p>
By Rattanaporn Khamenkit |
<p>When the Mekong River changes,&nbsp; a way of life does too. Listen to the reflections of two generations of &ldquo;Mekong people&rdquo; from Pho Sai District, Ubon Ratchathani Province, who are facing dead plants, disappearing fish, falling incomes, and diminished tourism &ndash;&nbsp;because of upstream dams in China.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>An Ubon Ratchathani man was arrested on Saturday (6 November) for damaging a portrait of the King displayed in front of the Trakan Phuetphon district high school.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Following the mass protest at the Democracy Monument on Saturday (18 July), two more student protests took place in Ubon Ratchathani and Chiang Mai on Sunday (19 July), also demanding the dissolution of parliament, constitutional reform, and for the authorities to stop harassing those who exercise their freedom of expression.</p>
<p>A man in Isaan, northeastern Thailand, has been sent for a psychological examination over a ‘no vote’ campaign while policemen raided another northeasterner’s home over a ‘vote no’ t-shirt.</p> <p>Police officers of Phibun Mangsahan District in Ubon Ratchathani Province on Tuesday, 26 July 2016, arrested Wichan Phuwihan, a 48-year-old man from Bangkok, at the district market.</p> <p>Wichan was arrested for shouting at people not to turn up for the 7 August public referendum on the draft constitution.</p>
<p>A civil society group in northeastern Thailand urged the relevant authorities to come up with solutions to improve the water quality of a tributary of the Mekong River, saying that incompetent civil servants should be replaced if they cannot solve the problem.</p>
<p>State officials have postponed a promise to open the gates of a controversial dam in Thailand’s northeast, saying that the area might experience drought. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p>After an inconclusive meeting, state officials have stalled on a promise to open the gates on a controversial dam in Isan, Thailand’s Northeast, to allow fish to migrate during the breeding season. &nbsp;</p>
By Thaweeporn Kummetha |
<div>Ubon Ratchathani Court in the northeastern province in July gave an unprecedented sentence of 30 years in jail to a musician for defaming the king. </div>
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Four people, including three local red-shirt leaders, and one civic society activist, have been arrested by the military in northeastern Ubon Ratchathani province. Only the activist has been released but on the condition that he has to report himself to the military everyday, according to a source, asked not to be named.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The three local red-shirt leaders are Sawas Kukaew, Somjit Suthipan, and Pichet Tabudd. </div>