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Thai PM faces parliamentary grilling as protests persist

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai lawmakers began a censure debate against Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and five cabinet ministers on Tuesday, as opponents threatened to intensify street protests fueled by frustration at his government’s handling of a COVID-19 crisis. Prayuth has weathered two previous censure motions and is widely expected to survive a no confidence vote scheduled for Saturday, owing to his coalition’s clear parliamentary majority of 270 seats verses the opposition’s 212. But the motion is unlikely to temper the anger of youth-led anti-government groups, which organised major rall…

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