New Mandala readers in Canberra may be interested in the following seminar:

Corruption and current political evelopments in Thailand
Professor Medhi Krongkaew
Venue: ANU Sparke Helmore Law Theatre 1
Date: Monday 22 October, 2007 12:30-2.00

Corruption in Thailand is currently being put under the microscope by the National Counter Corruption Commission (NCCC), together with the Assets Examination Committee, as they look into allegations of financial malpractice under the previous and current governments.

Professor Medhi Krongkaew has been an NCCC Commissioner for the past year, and is well placed to speak on this topic. He formerly taught at the National Institute of Development Administration and Thammasat University, and is one of one of Thailand’s most respected economists. He was also a Senior Fellow in the Division of Economics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, ANU, and has written dozens of articles on a wide range of Thai economic issues, with a particular focus on poverty.

The National Thai Studies Centre, together with the Division of Economics, RSPAS, extends a warm welcome to all.