Roundup of #LMRD panel discussion

It was hailed as a once in a lifetime, unmissable event. If you were to miss it, you'd miss out. It was, of course, the long-awaited panel discussion titled "Rhetoric and dissent: where to next for Thailand's lese majeste law?" After some confusion over the venue, the talk took place tonight and drew a decent-sized […]

Ben Anderson at the FCCT

I'm a little bit excited. Benedict Anderson, whose work formed a large part of my postgrad studies at SOAS last year, will be speaking in Bangkok at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) on June 7. "Rhetoric and Dissent: Where to next for Thailand's lèse majesté law?" will likely be as rowdy and packed […]

Bangkok terror 101

It has been a peculiar weekend in Bangkok. On Friday afternoon, the US Embassy issued a rather vague warning that there was the possibility of a terrorist attack being carried out in the Thai capital. The announcement came out of the blue and the Thai authorities were quick to downplay the warning, insisting that there […]