June 30, 2014

Leaning on Thailand's Junta

Pavin Chachavalpongpun, New York Times

The Associated Press

Over the past two months, Thailand has been wrenched backward into a dark age. In May, partisan judges forced Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra out of office, and then royalist generals seized power from the caretaker government. It was the 13th military coup since the end of the absolute monarchy eight decades ago.

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