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n 2014, Thai state-run newspapers printed warnings from police authorities cautioning citizens against eating sandwiches in public. The decree was part of a slew of measures aimed at curtailing dissent (in this case, political assemblies in the form of so-called ‘sandwich gatherings’) and it highlighted the paradoxes of what is often regarded as the region’s most laid-back nation,

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