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Thailand's real crisis is the economy

Political grievances peripheral to economic damage being wrought by COVID-19

| Thailand
A woman sits near a beach which is usually full of tourists in Phuket on Mar. 10: hardest hit are informal workers with 81% of those employed in tourism losing their jobs.   © Reuters

Thomas Parks is the Asia Foundation's country representative in Thailand.

Beyond Thailand's success in limiting the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis, two other crises are unfolding in parallel.

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