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06/10/2014

I’ll give a selection of comments received on Wednesday

Matt.Owens.Rees; Thailand Writer

I give below a copy of an article by Dr John Blaxland which appeared on New Mandala.

I would ask you make up your own mind about the piece and not be influenced by the rather vitriolic comments led by McGregor Marshall. If you read carefully, the criticism takes no account of what Blaxland actually said. Mandala does have a a reputation for bias and putting its own spin on the facts. They don’t blog from Thailand and are out of touch with the majority Thai view of this government.

I won’t comment further until you have had a chance to form your own views.

Southeast Asia has long been part of the developing ‘Third World’, contested by the superpowers particularly during the Cold War. So isn’t Thailand’s latest coup maker, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, just another military dictator like those of years gone by? Not so fast.

We should beware…

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