[2:30] Tomorrow (actually today) Sept 20th will be a Government Holiday, All Banks will be closed, including the Stock Market in order to settle things down.
[1:30] Apparently, the elder man from before is Retired Lieutenant-General Prapart Sakuntanak… now who was that lady?
[1:27] Some Thai Guys, photoblog of the scene >>> here
[1:24] Oh, the rep has changed. Coming on to basically say Police & Army should not move unless given orders from the King. The King has power of the PM for now? All Government should operate as normal under the Head of each Deparment except for the Department of Defense, he should report to coup who is controlled by the King – is the King really behind this?
I seriously doubt it would be an action the King would sanction. Just because they said they are loyal to the King doesn’t mean he approves of it or authorizes it.
[01:10] The 1997 Constitution has been revoked… I heard rumors eariler this month that the King thought it was flawed… maybe the King is involved in this? a Pre-Coup to prevent planned-coup by another faction? Possibily……
[12:47] There goes CNN, BBC and all the International cable news channel… now just a matter of getting the Internet down…. I’ll see you guys when Thailand becomes civilized again…
[12:46] Hrm, apparently my friend’s father who’s a House of Rep for Thai Rak Thai has disappeared, along with a few other Reps…. this is touching a little too close to home
[12:45] So this represenative came on TV and basically due the fact that two major political parties – Thai Rak Thai & Democratic party cannot come to civilizied conclusion and thanks to constant escalating protests by the PAD. The Army has taken temporary control of the order of Thailand until the two sides can come to a agreement. He says the Army has no intention of running the country and “will” return the “power” back to the citizens of Thailand as soon as the country is settled. Apparently, the speech was prepared by the Army General Sonthi Boonyaratglin.
[12:43] Side note, guess the Army isn’t smart enough to block the Internet yet…. since they already killed the radio & tv stations… lets see how long it takes for them to figure it out….
[12:30am] Apparently, the “represenative” of Sonthi has stated the are sanctioned by the Royal Family. I seriously doubt the King of Thailand has actually sanctioned this… 10 bucks by the time this over… Sonthi and his faction is going to ousted, deported and exiled from Thailand… its 2006 not 1991/1973
I spoke way too soon.
picture credit > Manager Newspaper
So after recieving 20 text messages all saying the same thing for since 7 o clock “I got inside information, there is going to be a military coup in BKK” from a bunch of friends and elder people. I got my ass out Nung Len and headed home.
Turned on the Thai TV stations…. great – all the stations have happy pictures drawn by children and pictures of the Royal Family with some happy Army music playing…
This is a bad sign…
Turn on CNN…. Tanks rolling around Parliment and Prime Minister house…. Oh crap this is a really bad sign….
Side note, My friend’s comment – “This is 3rd military coup, I’ve been through!” I chuckle a bit.
Oh man… everyone go find the nearest uncle who’s in the Army.
Crazy times in Bangkok…
I can only imagine what the King is thinking at this very moment. Something, to the tune of “What the hell is wrong with the people who have power in this country?” Apparently, they all suffer from meglomania.