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    A wave of demonstrations has gripped Thailand since February. It’s led by the young, who say they want to modernise the monarchy. They are also demanding General turned-Prime Minister Prayuth Chanocha steps down. Their demands include a new constitution, the dissolution of parliament and new elections. But the most sensitive of all, is reform of the monarchy. The youth wants the King’s powers be curtailed. What can the government do to calm this growing anger? And what does this mean for Thailand’s king? –

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    In This Story: Thailand

    Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It’s known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern cityscape rises next to quiet canalside communities and the iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew). Nearby beach resorts include bustling Pattaya and fashionable Hua Hin.

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