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Thai government faces no-confidence vote over Bangkok

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Thailand’s government is facing a no-confidence vote in parliament over a bloody suppression of lengthy political protests in the capital, Bangkok.

The 19 May crackdown, after days of skirmishes, left more than 80 people dead and 1,800 injured.

The debate has focused on the conduct of government troops during the action.

But Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva appears confident of surviving the censure, as his coalition allies say they will not desert him.

The government will face a vote on its conduct on Tuesday. It comes a day after the UN called for an independent inquiry into the unrest.

Accusations

The controversial deaths of six people in a temple during the forced ending to the anti-government “red-shirt” rally has dominated the debate.

Thai and foreign journalists, among other observers on the scene, say soldiers fired into the grounds of Wat Pathum Wanaram from the elevated commuter train nearby. The government has issued various denials.

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