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Lotus Asian Voices - No. 6 June 2014

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Following the military coup in Thailand on 22 May, this month’s program examine the political conflict in Thailand and explore whether there is a Buddhist solution to solving the conflict – using the “Middle Way”.

We bring you a part of an interview the former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra – who is the focus of the political conflict – gave to Korea’s English language regional TV channel Arirang, explaining his rural empowerment policies that were introduced during his term of office.  We also hear from two critics of Thaksin and his regimes, Thai political scientist Dr Termsak Chalermpalanupap and former Senator and TV host Dr Somkiat Omniwon. 

This program is produced by Dr Kalinga Seneviratne of the Lotus Communication Network in Singapore.

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Setting up of this website was sponsored by SJ Mets Consultants PTY Ltd of Perth, Australia in memory of J.H.A. Gunadasa & S.T. Jayasinghe, beloved fathers of Sunil and Aruni.
May they attain Nibbana