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Topic - Suchinda Kraprayoon
While all eyes are fixed on the drama and fireworks of the Arab Spring, a much quieter military takeover of government is creeping forward in Thailand, with snap elections expected for early July. Just in case anyone was worried that the rushed process might not be fair, Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban has already firmly rejected the possibility of election observers with a colorful racial slur, stating that he doesn't "respect Westerners" and won't allow them to impose upon Thai sovereignty. It's safe to assume that the rhetoric will only get more ugly going forward.