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  • Mahachon walked straight out of the cradle and into the past. The party’s first photo opportunity gave us Sanan with the Samut Prakan clique which has been found serially guilty […]

    Chang Noi on Mahachon

    Mahachon walked straight out of the cradle and into the past. The party’s first photo opportunity gave us Sanan with the Samut Prakan clique which has been found serially guilty […]

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  • Reading through my research notes I came across an account of a Mahachon party rally held in a rural district of Chiang Mai province prior to the 2005 election. The […]

    Anek – smarter than Thaksin!

    Reading through my research notes I came across an account of a Mahachon party rally held in a rural district of Chiang Mai province prior to the 2005 election. The […]

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  • Further to Nich Farrelly’s previous post, Chang Noi has a fascinating article in todays Nation about political thinker (and failed politician) Anek Laothamatas’ current thinking on populism. Here are some extracts: […]

    Sore loser

    Further to Nich Farrelly’s previous post, Chang Noi has a fascinating article in todays Nation about political thinker (and failed politician) Anek Laothamatas’ current thinking on populism. Here are some extracts: […]

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  • Here on New Mandala, wide-ranging debates about the impact of Thailand’s many Royal Projects have been common.  There has been much vigorous discussion of the merits of some royally initiated and […]

    Royal rain-making goes to Africa

    Here on New Mandala, wide-ranging debates about the impact of Thailand’s many Royal Projects have been common.  There has been much vigorous discussion of the merits of some royally initiated and […]

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  • Last week, the Australian House of Representatives debated a motion expressing concern about the political situation in Burma.  The transcript of the debate is available and - for anybody keen to see how […]

    Burma debate in Aussie parliament

    Last week, the Australian House of Representatives debated a motion expressing concern about the political situation in Burma.  The transcript of the debate is available and - for anybody keen to see how […]

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  • A new academic blog about life on the Thai-Burma border has been launched.  Called “the crooked line“, it already carries posts on Karen cartoons, tattoos, and the murky space that divides […]

    New border blog: the crooked line

    A new academic blog about life on the Thai-Burma border has been launched.  Called “the crooked line“, it already carries posts on Karen cartoons, tattoos, and the murky space that divides […]

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  • The ideas of Anek Laothamatas, the former leader of the Mahachon Party, are given a full airing in a recent Nation article.  The article paraphrases Anek in a surprising way.  I […]

    Sufficiency economy = populism?

    The ideas of Anek Laothamatas, the former leader of the Mahachon Party, are given a full airing in a recent Nation article.  The article paraphrases Anek in a surprising way.  I […]

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  • A New Mandala exclusive. Actress and Thammasat university student Chotiros Suriyawong is rumoured to have denied rumours that she was rumoured to be appointed cultural spokeswoman for the Surayud-CNS government. Rumours […]

    In sufficient clothing

    A New Mandala exclusive. Actress and Thammasat university student Chotiros Suriyawong is rumoured to have denied rumours that she was rumoured to be appointed cultural spokeswoman for the Surayud-CNS government. Rumours […]

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  • In 2006, I made a number of posts highlighting the situation of Rohingya asylum seekers who are being detained on Nauru by the Australian government.  Today - for the first time […]

    Rohingyas on Nauru, part IV

    In 2006, I made a number of posts highlighting the situation of Rohingya asylum seekers who are being detained on Nauru by the Australian government.  Today - for the first time […]

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  • Mekong Post is a bi-monthly journal of life in Chiang Khong District in Northern Thailand. The journal takes a down-to-earth approach to the lives of ordinary people living along the […]

    Mekong Post

    Mekong Post is a bi-monthly journal of life in Chiang Khong District in Northern Thailand. The journal takes a down-to-earth approach to the lives of ordinary people living along the […]

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