Thai leader accused of using Cambodia temple row for election gain

Thai leader accused of using Cambodia temple row for election gain – Guardian, July 2, 2011
…But analysts believe the row is driven by Sunday’s general election in Thailand. “In this very critical week for Thai politics, [the temple dispute] has appeared again as a political weapon,” said Dr Pavin Chachavalpongpun of the Institute of South-East Asian Studies in Singapore.
He said that while the government’s stance would not win over opponents, it had rallied nationalist sympathisers who had drifted away…

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