June 14, 2014

Every Coup Has a Silver Lining

Sumati Sivasiamphai, Bangkok Post

The Associated Press

It has been about three weeks since our military overlords took over the country in the May 22 coup. Despite some valiant efforts by the army to repay rice farmers money owed to them, a plan to restore the country is failing.

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