Thailand's Government Staggers

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s government has had a bad couple of months, capped by a fiasco in which public protest doomed a proposed amnesty for her brother, the fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. What’s more, the clumsy attempt to deliver the pardon appears to have awakened the so-far dormant People’s Alliance for Democracy, the so-called Yellow Shirts who were responsible for months of political chaos in the capital of Bangkok ion 2009, and who have been waiting for a pretext to reappear.

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