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Southeast Asian Countries Seeking to Unite Against Military Coups

August 10, 2007

A draft charter is being prepared by Southeast Asian countries that would ban unconstitutional changes of government and Thailand, in spite of it’s own recent military coup, is backing this provision. The bloodless coup that ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra last Sept. 19 was a temporary “glitch” and Thailand will return to democracy, Foreign Minister Nitya Pibulsonggram said. “We agree. We would like to go back to being fully democratic,” Nitya said of the provision. (SD) International Herald Tribune, 1 August 2007

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