ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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THAILAND-In the Name of God, King and Country

October 30, 1976 THAILAND 'In the Name of God, King and Country' Harish Chandola AN official spokesman of the ruling military group in Thailand Colonel Karoon Kengradomying, said on October 20 that not only one but several groups were preparing to seize power from the elected government, and that the present group "happened to be the one which staged the coup first". This is indeed a very honest statement; for nobody has ever really believed that the military seized power because students in Thammasat University had insulted the monarchy by staging a play in which a student resembling the ai Crown Prince was 'hanged'.

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