Thu, August 19, 2010

Thailand Protests

Thai army chief won't use force against protesters

Thailand's army chief has vowed not to use force against protesters following the prime minister's declaration of emergency rule. Full story

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Thailand

The country is bordered to the north by Laos and Burma, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and Burma.

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