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  • Readers with interests in the Shan peoples of northern Thailand, Burma, and southern China will find a new website on the Mangrais of Kengtung rewards a visit. Its owners describe it as: a […]

    Mangrais of Kengtung

    Readers with interests in the Shan peoples of northern Thailand, Burma, and southern China will find a new website on the Mangrais of Kengtung rewards a visit. Its owners describe it as: a […]

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  • The Bangkok Post is certainly quick off the mark! Vitit Muntarbhorn has not yet presented his lecture at the ANU today, but here is a full report “derived from a lecture […]

    Vitit on the constitution

    The Bangkok Post is certainly quick off the mark! Vitit Muntarbhorn has not yet presented his lecture at the ANU today, but here is a full report “derived from a lecture […]

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  • From the Bangkok Post.    Prisoners at the Ubon Ratchathani central prison are reading the draft constitution. Even though they have no right to vote, inmates at 134 prisons across […]

    Captive audience

    From the Bangkok Post.    Prisoners at the Ubon Ratchathani central prison are reading the draft constitution. Even though they have no right to vote, inmates at 134 prisons across […]

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  • At this critical juncture in Thai history, lifting the sanctions against Thailand under Section 508 of the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act would send a clear message to the Thai military government: […]

    Tough talk in the US

    At this critical juncture in Thai history, lifting the sanctions against Thailand under Section 508 of the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act would send a clear message to the Thai military government: […]

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  • Thailand’s constitutional referendum is the junta’s first demonstration of sufficiency democracy in action. Less than a year ago, anti-Thaksin and pro-coup advocates were very keen to discredit the validity of […]

    Sufficiency democracy in action

    Thailand’s constitutional referendum is the junta’s first demonstration of sufficiency democracy in action. Less than a year ago, anti-Thaksin and pro-coup advocates were very keen to discredit the validity of […]

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  • This post is part of New Mandala’s month-long feature on Thailand’s 2007 constitution referendum. Full-steam campaigning does not seem to be on the cards in Chachoengsao. Chaturon Chaisaeng did not turn […]

    Still quiet in Chachoengsao

    This post is part of New Mandala’s month-long feature on Thailand’s 2007 constitution referendum. Full-steam campaigning does not seem to be on the cards in Chachoengsao. Chaturon Chaisaeng did not turn […]

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  • This is an omnibus post about various events and publications of interest. I will be adding material over the next 24 hours. Many of you, of course, won’t be able […]

    Odds and ends

    This is an omnibus post about various events and publications of interest. I will be adding material over the next 24 hours. Many of you, of course, won’t be able […]

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  • From the internet edition of the Bangkok Post:           Referendum campaign launched More than 10,000 people, including students and government officials, from all districts in Nakhon Ratchasima marched in Korat […]

    The nationwide campaign

    From the internet edition of the Bangkok Post:           Referendum campaign launched More than 10,000 people, including students and government officials, from all districts in Nakhon Ratchasima marched in Korat […]

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  • In December 2007, the School of Oriental and African Studies’ Centre of Buddhist Studies and the Shan Cultural Association UK are co-hosting a conference.  It is billed as the “first […]

    Shan conference in London, December 2007

    In December 2007, the School of Oriental and African Studies’ Centre of Buddhist Studies and the Shan Cultural Association UK are co-hosting a conference.  It is billed as the “first […]

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  • [New Mandala guest contributor, Thorn Pitidol, recently interviewed Associate Professor Attachak Satayanurak, lecturer in history in the Faculty of Humanities at Chiangmai Univeristy. Attachak is a member of the Midnight University group of academics, […]

    Referendum interview with Attachak Satayanurak

    [New Mandala guest contributor, Thorn Pitidol, recently interviewed Associate Professor Attachak Satayanurak, lecturer in history in the Faculty of Humanities at Chiangmai Univeristy. Attachak is a member of the Midnight University group of academics, […]

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