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  • Ethnic Politics in North Sumatra
  • Dr Budi Agustono (University of Sumatera Utara, Medan)
  • This seminar examines the ethnic politics in North Sumatra, one of the 33 provinces in Indonesia.



  • Prayut’s Rejection of Parliamentary Sovereignty Undermines Thai System of Checks and Balances
  • Dr Titipol Phakdeewanich (Ubon Ratchathani University)
  • Parliamentary sovereignty, the notion that supreme power is vested in the House of Parliament; which receives consent from the people to represent their interests and to scrutinise the government in order to hold government accountable. Instead, General Prayut has regarded the House as supporting institution for the function of the executive.