Over the last couple of years many New Mandala commentators have bemoaned the quality of coverage provided by The Nation. But, whatever its faults, it has remained a useful way of quickly keeping up with general happenings in Bangkok and beyond. Unfortunately there have been few good English-language alternatives.

Until now…

With its own take on Thai politics, society and media, Not The Nation has been quietly launched. Strictly “for entertainment purposes only” it offers tongue-in-cheek reflections on news reporting in the Thai universe.

The current edition includes the following articles:

New Mandala readers are encouraged to check out this irreverent spin.

Long may it prosper.