Here at New Mandala we are gearing up for Thailand’s election on Sunday, 3 July 2011. It promises to be a particularly busy night and, as ever, we welcome anecdote, commentary, analysis, photos, video and any other materials from guest contributors. As results come in, Andrew Walker and I will be ably assisted by the rest of the New Mandala team from our base in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

Some details on our plans have been reported on the main ANU website. And further information on the kinds of materials we are particularly keen to publish on the night are available here.

Meanwhile there is still action in Burma, important news from Cambodia and all manner of other things to keep us busy. But on Sunday night attention will shift completely to Thailand’s election and the question on everyone’s lips: can Yingluck Shinawatra and Pheua Thai win well enough to stitch together a new government?