Recent efforts to evict General Surayud Chulanont from his picturesque hillside villa have generated some journalistic interest in the hundreds of thousands of Thais who are theoretically vulnerable to government efforts to remove them from their (forest) land. Back in 2008, Andrew Walker and I had an article, “Northern Thailand’s specter of eviction”, in Critical Asian Studies, which, as the title suggests, is about this very issue. Our argument generated some comments in an earlier New Mandala post.