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[SLIDESHOW] On the Streets of a Divided Thailand

October 13, 2010

Violent conflict gripped central Bangkok in April and May 2010, leaving 91 dead, and deep political scars. Now, months later, life on the streets appears on the surface to be back to normal, but profound concerns remain. Although the unrest was widely covered by international media, little is truly known about Thai perceptions of the crisis. In this slideshow, Thais from Bangkok’s diverse communities speak about their greatest concerns and hopes for the country’s future. The Asia Foundation is conducting extensive face-to-face interviews – the first since the unrest – for a nationwide Thai public opinion poll, which will be available in early 2011.

Slideshow A Divided Thailand

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