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US Diplomat Troubled by Suppression of Public Debate in Thailand

The U.S. ambassador to Thailand says the country faces "considerable challenges" in returning to democratic rule with national elections in 2017.  A primary concern is the Thai military government's use of laws that suppress public debate.  Speaking to reporters late Wednesday, U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies said that while bilateral relations between Thailand and the United States remain strong, the government’s restrictions on freedom of expression and its use of...

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