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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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  • With the referendum scheduled for less than a month away, I thought it was probably a good time to post a link to the full text of the draft constitution.  […]

    Dictating the constitution

    With the referendum scheduled for less than a month away, I thought it was probably a good time to post a link to the full text of the draft constitution.  […]

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  • There are a large number of infrastructure and resource development projects being implemented in Laos. But does the country have a robust framework for social and environmental impact assessment? Some key issues […]

    Time to challenge the status quo

    There are a large number of infrastructure and resource development projects being implemented in Laos. But does the country have a robust framework for social and environmental impact assessment? Some key issues […]

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