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Thai Leader Dismisses Calls to Resign

ASIA: Thailand’s prime minister dismissed calls for his resignation Monday, heightening tension after 100,000 protesters marched to his office and vowed to rally every day until he steps down. Thailand is in the throes of its biggest political crisis in years. For months tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in Bangkok on weekends to demand that Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra resign. “I will not resign because my resignation will not resolve anything,” Thaksin told reporters after the latest demonstration. Sunday’s rally was one of the largest yet. Some 2,000 protesters refused to go home after it was over, instead camping out at the field where the crowd had gathered before marching on Government House. Full Story

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