Archive for April, 2007

  • I have been sent this draft translation of Thailand’s proposed post-coup constitution: 2007-constitution-english.pdf

    English version of new constitution

    I have been sent this draft translation of Thailand’s proposed post-coup constitution: 2007-constitution-english.pdf

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  • I don’t want to turn New Mandala into a positions vacant column, but I would like to draw attention to two great job opportunities currently being advertised at ANU. In […]

    Great job opportunities at ANU!

    I don’t want to turn New Mandala into a positions vacant column, but I would like to draw attention to two great job opportunities currently being advertised at ANU. In […]

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  • Anthropologist Grant Evans has written an interesting review (for the Bangkok Post) of Charles Tripp’s Islam and the Moral Economy [evans-on-tripp.doc].  He links Tripp’s argument about an Islamic moral economy, with Thailand’s […]

    Thaksin’s immoral economy?

    Anthropologist Grant Evans has written an interesting review (for the Bangkok Post) of Charles Tripp’s Islam and the Moral Economy [evans-on-tripp.doc].  He links Tripp’s argument about an Islamic moral economy, with Thailand’s […]

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  • A New Mandala reader has sent me the following in relation to our previous post on the Khmer Krom: Following a series of  highly politicised worldwide protests  aimed at drawing public attention to […]

    Khmer Krom journalist murdered

    A New Mandala reader has sent me the following in relation to our previous post on the Khmer Krom: Following a series of  highly politicised worldwide protests  aimed at drawing public attention to […]

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  • Thanks to Chut for pointing out that the deadline for submitting paper and panel proposals to the 10th International Conference on Thai Studies has been extended to 15 June 2007. […]

    New ICTS deadline

    Thanks to Chut for pointing out that the deadline for submitting paper and panel proposals to the 10th International Conference on Thai Studies has been extended to 15 June 2007. […]

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  • Those interested in doing business in Laos might find Target a useful resource. Target is a monthly magazine that commenced publication in July 2006. It has parallel English and Lao text with an […]

    Lao target

    Those interested in doing business in Laos might find Target a useful resource. Target is a monthly magazine that commenced publication in July 2006. It has parallel English and Lao text with an […]

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  • Regular New Mandala reader, Patiwat, has provided some useful comments on the post-coup draft constitution. Here they are: Some brief thoughts on the constitution. In short, it’ll take us back […]

    Back to the 1970s

    Regular New Mandala reader, Patiwat, has provided some useful comments on the post-coup draft constitution. Here they are: Some brief thoughts on the constitution. In short, it’ll take us back […]

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  • This is a wonderful image from Burma of the Buddhist saint/spirit Upakhut (thanks very much to the photographer Ampika Rattanapitak). Here are two other images: upakhut-2.JPG and here upakhut-3.JPG. Upakhut is an […]

    Upakhut – saint and spirit

    This is a wonderful image from Burma of the Buddhist saint/spirit Upakhut (thanks very much to the photographer Ampika Rattanapitak). Here are two other images: upakhut-2.JPG and here upakhut-3.JPG. Upakhut is an […]

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  • I am currently working on an edited collection that examines contemporary ideas about “community” in the Thai/Tai world. Tentatively titled “Modern Tai Community”, the book is an attempt to rescue […]

    Modern Thai community

    I am currently working on an edited collection that examines contemporary ideas about “community” in the Thai/Tai world. Tentatively titled “Modern Tai Community”, the book is an attempt to rescue […]

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  •   New Mandala reader Rungnapa Kasemrat has sent me this image from the Vietnamese town of Van Phuc (famous for its silk production.) Travellers in Rungnapa’s group were pleased to learn […]

    Lunch?

      New Mandala reader Rungnapa Kasemrat has sent me this image from the Vietnamese town of Van Phuc (famous for its silk production.) Travellers in Rungnapa’s group were pleased to learn […]

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