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  • Oh how we love those rural voters when they have no choice: The day after the Aug 19 referendum has been declared a public holiday, to encourage rural voters to […]

    Encouraging the rural vote

    Oh how we love those rural voters when they have no choice: The day after the Aug 19 referendum has been declared a public holiday, to encourage rural voters to […]

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  • Some of you may be interested in keep up on events at Manchester City since the Thaksin takeover. Previous New Mandala contributer Thad Williamson has created a new blog called Thaksin […]

    Thaksin skeptic

    Some of you may be interested in keep up on events at Manchester City since the Thaksin takeover. Previous New Mandala contributer Thad Williamson has created a new blog called Thaksin […]

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  • We are experimenting with a new look for New Mandala. This will enable us to add some useful features, such as the upgraded search facility. There will probably be some […]

    A new look for NM

    We are experimenting with a new look for New Mandala. This will enable us to add some useful features, such as the upgraded search facility. There will probably be some […]

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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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