New Mandala has received the following information from a reader in Thailand. When asked about the 2007 constitutional referendum, they replied:

In fact, if I were to comment publicly, technically speaking I would be breaking the law. We recently received a directive from the Commision for Higher Education passing on the guidelines approved by the Cabinet re. forbidding state employees, including university lecturers, from giving their opinion on the Constitution draft…Dark days right now. I think it’s a foregone conclusion that the Constitution will pass.

Any readers with further information on this issue are very welcome to get in contact with New Mandala.