Coup attempt in Thailand.

Next month I will (would?) be in Thailand, where less than one hour ago coup attempt took place.

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, in New York at a United Nations summit, declared a state of emergency in Bangkok, ordered troops not to “move illegally”, and told armed forces chiefs to report to acting Prime Minister Chidchai Vanasatidya.

The Thai armed forces and national police chiefs have set up a commission to decide on political reforms after troops and tanks took over government headquarters. At least 20 soldiers entered the Government House building, according to reporters inside.

Deputy Prime Minister Surakiart Sathirathai told CNN that Thailand’s leadership expects everything to return to normal soon. We hope!

Update, 19:05: seems that news channels have been cutted in Thai so CNN and BBC cannot be seen.

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~ by Matteo on September 19, 2006.

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