IINTRODUCTION Thailand, formerly Siam, officially Kingdom of Thailand, kingdom in Southeast Asia, bounded by Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) on the north and west, by Laos on the northeast, by Cambodia and the Gulf of Thailand (Siam) on the southeast, by Malaysia on the south, and by the Andaman Sea and Myanmar on the southwest. The total area of Thailand is 513,115 sq km (198,115 sq mi). Bangkok is the capital and largest city.
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February 1995 the government passed a sweeping package that amended almost all the articles of the 1991 constitution. The prodemocracy changes included lowering the voting age from 20 to 18 years and changing the number of representatives from a fixed number to one based on population. In addition, Thai citizens were guaranteed due process and equal justice under the law.
In May 1995 the Chuan Leekpai government collapsed amid accusations of wrongdoing in a government land reform project. In J