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Thailand on the brink at the worst possible moment

Crown Property Bureau has become a national obsession

| Thailand
Pro-democracy protesters gather outside Siam Commercial Bank headquarters on Nov. 25: Protest leaders are calling on Thais to close accounts at the bank.   © Sipa/AP

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."

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