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When peace seems such an ugly word

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The emphasis on the expression of thanks is made dramatic, as an act of sarcasm should be. Indeed, the gesture could have come across as being excessively theatrical had it not been tinged with a measure of sincerity. 

With a wai, the white-haired, bespectacled and well-dressed old lady said with a firm voice that she had to thank the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) guards for simply beating her son up, not killing him and dumping his body into a river.

The mockery — of injustice, of thuggery and of a failure of everything in this country that is supposedly set up to protect people from this type of thing — was obvious in Bang-ornrat Wattanakul's words.

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