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Time for Thailand's democratic voices to unite

Re: "Thai Middle Way offers an exit", Opinion, January 28-29.

I have never read a better and more balanced understanding of the political situation and problems of Thailand. This piece by Jeffrey Race is a must read, not only for Thais but also for the foreign journalists who are covering the conflict but making a caricature-like mess of it.

What struck a chord most was his conclusion, which, as a long-term resident of this beautiful country, I have also pondered many times: Where are all the fair, honest and democratic voices in Thailand? Where are the entrepreneurs, academics, intellectuals, artists and, of course, true democratic politicians, who could unite and find an exit to the current political impasse - part of a crisis that has haunted Thailand for more than 80 years?

Guido

Bangkok


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