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  • Here is a press release (25 July 2007) from The United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship  The events of the past few days leave me with great consternation. Firstly there was […]

    United Front statement

    Here is a press release (25 July 2007) from The United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship  The events of the past few days leave me with great consternation. Firstly there was […]

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  • The Nation has announced the junta’s intention to establish a website www.truethailand.com to counter the dark forces of Lord Voldemort-Thaksin. A visit to www.truethailand.com throws up some intriguing information. This is […]

    True Thailand?

    The Nation has announced the junta’s intention to establish a website www.truethailand.com to counter the dark forces of Lord Voldemort-Thaksin. A visit to www.truethailand.com throws up some intriguing information. This is […]

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  • Yesterday’s The Independent carried a combative article about Burma by John Bercow MP.  It drew its inspiration from a visit to the Thai-Burma border undertaken by a group of British […]

    A parliamentary perspective on Burma

    Yesterday’s The Independent carried a combative article about Burma by John Bercow MP.  It drew its inspiration from a visit to the Thai-Burma border undertaken by a group of British […]

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  • Over the coming months, New Mandala plans to publish a series of interviews with academics, activists and writers who contribute to major debates in mainland Southeast Asian Studies.  These interviews are designed […]

    Interview with Professor David Steinberg

    Over the coming months, New Mandala plans to publish a series of interviews with academics, activists and writers who contribute to major debates in mainland Southeast Asian Studies.  These interviews are designed […]

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  • In mid 1994 my wife and I set off north on the road that ran between Houayxai and Luang Namtha (northern Laos). Our objective was modest. We wanted to go […]

    A conduit of vulnerability or prosperity?

    In mid 1994 my wife and I set off north on the road that ran between Houayxai and Luang Namtha (northern Laos). Our objective was modest. We wanted to go […]

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  • There are rumours circulating in cyberspace that the health of Thailand’s crown prince, Vajiralongkorn, may have deteriorated significantly during a trip to Europe. Do any New Mandala readers have informed comment […]

    Thailand’s crown prince

    There are rumours circulating in cyberspace that the health of Thailand’s crown prince, Vajiralongkorn, may have deteriorated significantly during a trip to Europe. Do any New Mandala readers have informed comment […]

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  • Over the weekend two Bangkok-resident colleagues sent me images of the cover of the draft constitution that they had received in their letter boxes in the run-up to the referendum. You […]

    Pick a colour

    Over the weekend two Bangkok-resident colleagues sent me images of the cover of the draft constitution that they had received in their letter boxes in the run-up to the referendum. You […]

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  • New Mandala has received the following information from a reader in Thailand.  When asked about the 2007 constitutional referendum, they replied:  In fact, if I were to comment publicly, technically speaking I […]

    Referendum in the gloom

    New Mandala has received the following information from a reader in Thailand.  When asked about the 2007 constitutional referendum, they replied:  In fact, if I were to comment publicly, technically speaking I […]

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  • This post is part of New Mandala‘s month-long feature on Thailand’s 2007 constitution referendum.  In Chachoengsao, things are still very quiet. I have not seen any banners or billboards pointing to the […]

    All quiet in Chachoengsao

    This post is part of New Mandala‘s month-long feature on Thailand’s 2007 constitution referendum.  In Chachoengsao, things are still very quiet. I have not seen any banners or billboards pointing to the […]

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  •   Events overnight in Bangkok are an indication of the difficulties faced by those who have pressed Thailand’s political “reset” button. Introducing a glossy new draft constitution does not erase the […]

    Referendum watch

      Events overnight in Bangkok are an indication of the difficulties faced by those who have pressed Thailand’s political “reset” button. Introducing a glossy new draft constitution does not erase the […]

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