Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Breaking : military coup in Thailand

Soldiers have entered Government House and tanks have moved into position around the building in Thailand in what can only be described as a military coup. Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has responded by declaring a state of emergency in Bangkok.

Mr Thaksin who is currently out of the country attending the United Nations in New York stated that he had removed the chief of the army and had ordered troops to cease any attempts to "move illegally".

It appears that conflict is imminent as two separate army factions have now declared their allegiance. One side backing the prime minister and the other side backing a rebel army chief.

More information as it breaks from the BBC

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