THAILAND: Is the coup a symptom of deeper ills?

Forty-two years ago today, the kids did what their parents never dreamed of doing. Fired up by youthful courage and idealism, they led the popular uprising that finally overthrew the “tyrant trio”, ending the country’s three decades of military oppression. I was a first-year student then. Like the rest of the country, I believed the reign of fear and terror was finally behind us. How wrong we were.

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