Thai PM Under Growing Pressure

May 2004
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;May2004, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p1
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Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is coming under mounting domestic pressure following his government's mishandling of the recent outbreak of bird flu and the continuing violence in the south of the country. Shinawatra has announced a cabinet reshuffle ahead of general elections, which must be held by January 2005. The government's credibility was especially hard hit in January over allegations that the administration deliberately covered up the outbreak of bird flu after it was first discovered.


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