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  • Prachatai‘s english language site is carrying a provocative, translated article penned by Wittayakorn Boonruang.  It is just one of many interesting translations that have been published on their site in the […]

    Attacking Thailand’s anti-Thaksin academics

    Prachatai‘s english language site is carrying a provocative, translated article penned by Wittayakorn Boonruang.  It is just one of many interesting translations that have been published on their site in the […]

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  • In the wake of the terrible One-Two-Go plane crash in Phuket, readers may be interested in the history of similiar events in Thailand. The Aviation Safety Network has 81 incidents in […]

    Aviation safety

    In the wake of the terrible One-Two-Go plane crash in Phuket, readers may be interested in the history of similiar events in Thailand. The Aviation Safety Network has 81 incidents in […]

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  • Here is the paper presented by Chairat Charoensin-o-larn of Thammasat University at the Thailand Update held at the ANU late last month [chairat-2007.pdf]. I think it is a balanced and nuanced account of […]

    The security state

    Here is the paper presented by Chairat Charoensin-o-larn of Thammasat University at the Thailand Update held at the ANU late last month [chairat-2007.pdf]. I think it is a balanced and nuanced account of […]

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  • The exploits of Ajarn Yanatharo - an Argentinian-born Buddhist monk who has associated himself with Sydney’s Lao community - are being given top billing in today’s Sydney Morning Herald.  It provides an account […]

    Ajarn Jose in the paper

    The exploits of Ajarn Yanatharo - an Argentinian-born Buddhist monk who has associated himself with Sydney’s Lao community - are being given top billing in today’s Sydney Morning Herald.  It provides an account […]

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  • New Mandala readers may be interested to hear that the University of Louisville is looking for a scholar to fill the Aung San Suu Kyi Endowed Chair in Asian Democracy.  […]

    Aung San Suu Kyi Endowed Chair

    New Mandala readers may be interested to hear that the University of Louisville is looking for a scholar to fill the Aung San Suu Kyi Endowed Chair in Asian Democracy.  […]

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  • Sovereign Myth – a website by Latrobe University’s Michael Conners - is a forum for his writings on a huge range of topics.  Recent posts have included “Howard, a retiring man”, “A Plagiarist’s […]

    Sovereign Myth

    Sovereign Myth – a website by Latrobe University’s Michael Conners - is a forum for his writings on a huge range of topics.  Recent posts have included “Howard, a retiring man”, “A Plagiarist’s […]

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  •   Prompted by discussion here on New Mandala, Oxford University’s Dr Mandy Sadan has very generously provided an extract from her 2005 School of Oriental and African Studies doctoral thesis […]

    Manau analysis from Mandy Sadan

      Prompted by discussion here on New Mandala, Oxford University’s Dr Mandy Sadan has very generously provided an extract from her 2005 School of Oriental and African Studies doctoral thesis […]

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  • Readers following the recent protests and crackdowns in Burma may not have seen a recent commentary by Kyi May Kaung.  She writes: For the last 14 years the junta has been […]

    Kyi May Kaung on Burma’s predicament

    Readers following the recent protests and crackdowns in Burma may not have seen a recent commentary by Kyi May Kaung.  She writes: For the last 14 years the junta has been […]

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  • Here is a cautionary tale from Laos about someone who named their cat after a government official. Fancy that! Naming your cat after a Politburo member! That’s almost as odd as […]

    Strange but true in Laos

    Here is a cautionary tale from Laos about someone who named their cat after a government official. Fancy that! Naming your cat after a Politburo member! That’s almost as odd as […]

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  • A New Mandala reader in Bangkok has reported that the notorious rightist song nak phaen din (หนักแผ่นดิน) “has been playing frequently as a ditty on Army radio for the past […]

    Scum of the earth

    A New Mandala reader in Bangkok has reported that the notorious rightist song nak phaen din (หนักแผ่นดิน) “has been playing frequently as a ditty on Army radio for the past […]

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