What follows are the details of an event that many UK-based New Mandala readers will want to attend:
LESE MAJESTE IN THAILAND: THE ENEMY OF DEMOCRACY
Speaker: Prof Giles Ji Ungpakorn, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
Associate Professor Ungpakorn is currently facing politically-motivated charges of lèse majesté arising from his book, A Coup for the Rich, wich criticised Thailand’s September 2006 military coup. He has now issued a manifesto for freedom and democracy in Thailand.
Venue: Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
Date: 24 February, 5.30pm
A report from any NM readers who do go along would be greatly appreciated. If you feel like you might be in a position to put one together please feel free to contact me here.