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The selling of 'Thailand 4.0'

Bangkok's generals hope next coup will be economic

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha at the Elysee Palace in Paris on June 25.   © Reuters

The sun was setting over the Gulf of Thailand one balmy evening when three buses filled with 70 foreigners pulled up outside a hotel in the glitzy beachside resort of Pattaya, 100 km southeast of Bangkok.

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