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Court Cases and Demonstrations Put a New Government to the Test in Thailand

Date: July 11, 2008
Author: Seth Mydans
QUOTE: Just five months after a military junta handed back power through a parliamentary election, Thailand’s latest try at democracy is being severely tested by street demonstrations and a barrage of court cases. On Thursday, the foreign minister, Noppadon Pattama, was forced to resign after nationalist furor over a centuries-old dispute with Cambodia regarding the ownership of a 900-year-old Hindu temple on the countries’ border.

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