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British foreign secretary urges Thailand to uphold democracy

Jakarta - British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Wednesday urged Thailand to uphold democracy as political violence escalated ahead of an election.

"It’s important that constitutional democracy is upheld," Hague said in Jakarta after talks with his Indonesian counterpart Marty Natalegawa.

"This is a matter for the people of Thailand, but I hope their political leaders will find a way forward," he said.

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