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Coronavirus exposes Thai military's off-the-books enterprises

Cluster infection at army-owned Muay Thai stadium draws scrutiny

A competitor in traditional Muay Thai boxing kicks an opponent during a match at Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand on March 12 (Photo by Akira Kodaka) 

BANGKOK -- The deadly new coronavirus has struck a thriving business arm of Thailand's powerful military, laying bare what critics call a culture of impunity that has protected these money-spinners from public scrutiny for decades.

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