The outspoken public intellectual and firey social activist, Sulak Sivaraksa, has a new blog to take his brand of commentary to an online audience. Made famous by his encounters with Thailand’s lese majeste laws in the 1980s and 1990s, Sulak has given his site the motto “loyalty demands dissent”. This is also the title of Sulak’s 1998 autobiography.

This recently launched blog remains a bare-bones affair but new content is being regularly added. Sulak’s current musings and correspondence are, I imagine, just a sign of things to come. His efforts will – like so much other new online content – be definitely worth a regular look in the weeks and months ahead.