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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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  • In recent times there has been a lot of discussion of the “populist” nature of the Thaksin’s government’s policies. Yesterday I came across this description of the main elements of “populism.” It […]

    Populism

    In recent times there has been a lot of discussion of the “populist” nature of the Thaksin’s government’s policies. Yesterday I came across this description of the main elements of “populism.” It […]

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  •   From The Nation: Newly-appointed economic envoy Somkid Jatusripitak vowed Thursday to explain sufficiency economy principle to foreign countries. Somkid, a former finance minister and deputy prime minister for the […]

    Nothing to do with politics

      From The Nation: Newly-appointed economic envoy Somkid Jatusripitak vowed Thursday to explain sufficiency economy principle to foreign countries. Somkid, a former finance minister and deputy prime minister for the […]

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  • Visiting northern Thailand last month I was interested to catch up on a local project that had been implemented under the Thaksin government’s poverty alleviation program. The project involved paying […]

    Sufficiency makeover: ผักชีโรยหน้า

    Visiting northern Thailand last month I was interested to catch up on a local project that had been implemented under the Thaksin government’s poverty alleviation program. The project involved paying […]

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  • From today’s Bangkok Post: Rose growers in Tak’s Phop Phra district complain the Internal Trade Department’s price controls on roses have dashed their once-a-year chance of turning a big profit. […]

    Sufficiency valentine

    From today’s Bangkok Post: Rose growers in Tak’s Phop Phra district complain the Internal Trade Department’s price controls on roses have dashed their once-a-year chance of turning a big profit. […]

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  • The ABC Foreign Correspondent interview with Thaksin was a dud. Too much nice chit-chat about the travails of a travelling ex-PM and Thaksin’s desire to do the best thing by […]

    Thaksin’s Aussie interview a dud!

    The ABC Foreign Correspondent interview with Thaksin was a dud. Too much nice chit-chat about the travails of a travelling ex-PM and Thaksin’s desire to do the best thing by […]

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  • New Mandala readers who have yet to check it out may be interested in the wiki-style innovation launched by The Nation.  They have invited readers to edit two competing  essays on Thailand’s political situation.  One, titled […]

    The Nation’s innovative Thaksin debate

    New Mandala readers who have yet to check it out may be interested in the wiki-style innovation launched by The Nation.  They have invited readers to edit two competing  essays on Thailand’s political situation.  One, titled […]

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