What Led To The Bangkok Bombing?

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After years of conflict, a deadly explosion in Bangkok is raising new fears of political instability. So, what is going on in Thailand?

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A Bangkok bombing will roil Thai politics
http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21661405-bangkok-bombing-will-roil-thailands-unsteady-political-system
“Low-level political violence is not uncommon in Thailand-which is riven by a kind of class war in which two military coups have succeeded in less than ten years-but the attack on August 17th was unprecedented in scale.”

Thai Authorities Say Bangkok Bombing Suspect Did Not Act Alone
http://time.com/4002627/thailand-bangkok-bombing-investigation/
“Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha said the suspect should surrender or risk being killed by associates.”

Thailand confirms Yingluck Shinawatra as first female PM (theguardian.com)
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/05/thailand-yingluck-shinawatra-prime-minister
“Thai lawmakers have elected Yingluck Shinawatra as the country’s first female prime minister on Friday, setting the stage for the 44-year-old political novice to take charge of a deeply divided nation wracked by turmoil since her brother was ousted in a 2006 coup.”

World Report 2015: Thailand
https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2015/country-chapters/thailand
“The military staged a coup on May 22, 2014, establishing the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) junta and sending Thailand’s human rights situation into free fall.”

As it happened: Thailand coup
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27519940
“Dramatic developments in Thailand as the army chief gives a televised address to say the military has seized power, intending to restore order and enact political reforms.”

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