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Social media revolution is tough to 'like' for Southeast Asian governments

A park in Ho Chi Minh City -- smartphones have revolutionized the way people communicate. (Photo by Nozomu Ogawa)

BANGKOK -- Over 700 years ago, Thailand's King Ramkhamhaeng is reputed to have hung a bell at his palace gate which subjects seeking justice could ring at any time. Among modern leaders, Prime Minister Hun Sen invites Cambodian citizens to air their concerns on his Facebook page.

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