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Thai government's future darkens as ally scandal haunts Prayuth

PM's omissions from oath before king fuel opposition attacks on slim majority coalition

BANGKOK -- Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's political survival skills are being severely tested early into his second term in office, as the head of a shaky coalition is facing a series of difficulties.

The current issues surrounding the prime minister pose a serious threat to his sprawling coalition of 19 parties, which only has a slim majority in the country's lower house of parliament.

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