May 22, 2014

5-Step Guide to Thai Military Coup

Adam Taylor, Washington Post

The Associated Press

Following months of political instability and days of leadership limbo, Thailand's military officially announced Thursday evening that it had taken over the government, turning the non-coup into an official coup.

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TAGGED: Thai Army, Thailand


May 21, 2014
Brutality a Sad Fact of Thai Life
Sanitsuda Ekachai, Bangkok Post
While the country is still debating whether martial law is actually just a coup, people across the country are subjected to daily brutality, whether from deeply ingrained militarism in officialdom or our... more ››
May 21, 2014
Thailand's Dangerous Tightrope
Bangkok Post
The military’s declaration of martial law was not a complete surprise, but its ripple effect cannot be underestimated. Army commander Prayuth Chan-ocha had made it clear last week that the military had run out of patience. more ››
May 21, 2014
Preventing Civil War in Thailand
Mark Fenn, The Guardian
Despite an army coup in all but name, the Thai government is clinging on. The people's wishes must be respected more ››
May 20, 2014
Thailand: Looks Like a Coup, Smells Like a Coup
Charlie Campbell, Time
Despite military denials, the imposition of martial law across Thailand on Tuesday has been criticized by government supporters as yet another putsch — the last one being the 2006 ousting of Prime Minister Thaksin ... more ››
May 20, 2014
Thais Must Choose Ballots Over Bullets
William Pesek, Bloomberg View
The army acted a day after data showed gross domestic product shrank 0.6 percent in the first three months of 2014. Thai production and tourism have been hurt exponentially by unrest that began in November against... more ››