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International community agog - and puzzled

Re: "A blinkered view from abroad", Letters, May 10.

Letter-writer Vint Chavala says an elected government could be more corrupt and destructive than all of Thailand's past dictators combined. Ten days later the Royal Thai Army declared martial law, which the government did not even know about beforehand. So is this declaration not a coup? I am sure that political specialists such as Khun Vint can give the puzzled international community a clear answer while backing Army chief General Prayuth.

However, do the yellow shirts even care about disproving coup rumours? Perhaps the soldiers should remain in power indefinitely, until Thais really deserve a properly elected government. All eyes are now on Thailand, which cannot escape strong international scrutiny.

Julia Wang


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