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Local elections are serious in Thailand… So serious that police plan to deploy tens of thousands of officers during the November 28 sub district polls to crack down on politically motivated crimes and violations of local election law as well as to prevent clashes between candidates. In the past, crimes and violations driven by local politics have ranged from destroying election campaign posters to vote-buying. Some have clashes have been violent, even fatal. With the tambon administrative organisation elections approaching, the Bangkok Post reports that more than 86,000 police officers will be deployed to keep the peace and secure polling […]

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It can become very difficult to stop them fighting when it is not so much how they can represent the people, rather how much they can get out of it for themselves irrespective of how little the salaries may be.

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