Today’s Nation carries a piece by Chang Noi that discusses the idea of a boycott of the 10th International Thai Studies Conference. (For previous New Mandala discussion of this issue see here and here.) The article concludes:
A boycott may or may not be a good idea. But the call for this boycott signals something important. The theme for the conference is transnationalism and the erosion of borders in the world. One border could be the line between what can be said inside and outside the country.