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Authorities lifted a state of emergency in Thailand that had been in force since a failed coup attempt one week earlier against Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda’s coalition government. The emergency empowered authorities to make arrests without warrants and barred public rallies. Police also questioned two senators, Sawat Lookdot and Amad Kamtestong, both former labor leaders, about their possible involvement in the coup attempt. Sawat reportedly stood by rebel tanks and urged onlookers to join in trying to topple the government.


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