It used to be unthinkable in Turkey. It is still unimaginable now in Thailand. But this secular Muslim country has shown it can clip the wings of the military to end coup d'etat threats. Can Thailand do the same?
Last week, the Truth for Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its report that blames just about every party concerned _ be they the Abhisit government, the military, the protest leaders, and the inflammatory media _ as being culpable for the 2010 violence.
One of its recommendations is for the military to respect civilian rule and stop interrupting parliamentary politics through coup d'etats once and for all. But it doesn't specify how.
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