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Dr Lee Jones, Two years since Thailand’s military coup, country heading for turmoil



This Sunday marks two years since a military coup in Thailand, and the junta’s promised stability seems a long way off – South East Asia Globe asks why and speaks to Dr Lee Jones. He said: “Generally speaking, the longer a military dictator rules, the more risk there is of internal dissent and factionalism. This is why pure military dictatorships typically don’t last very long and why the NCPO doesn’t want to rule indefinitely. The risks are heightened in [Chan-ocha’s] case because he is so erratic and incompetent.”
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