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Hosted by the Australian National University’s (ANU) Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, New Mandala provides anecdote, analysis and new perspectives on Southeast Asia. The site was established in June 2006, with co-founder Dr Nicholas Farrelly editing and running the site until 2015. In May that year, James Giggacher was appointed as editor. Since April 2017, the editor of the site has been Liam Gammon, assisted by associate editor Mish Khan. Since its inception the site has devoted its attention to the politics and societies of Southeast Asia, and especially Thailand and Myanmar. Increasingly its focus stretches to Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. New Mandala also runs a successful book review series.
Kengkij Kitirianglarp's book examines the role of anthropology and secret maps in the creation of modern Thailand.
The influential yet marginalized minority struggles to hold any sway in the upcoming election, but this could soon change.
Malaysia's ethnic, economic and cultural divides are holding back any common vision for the future as the country struggles to bridge gaping inequality.
A panel discusses the future of Malaysia -- massive changes are underway, but the public remains unenthused about upcoming elections.