Planet News Views

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Military Takeover Materializes In Bangkok, Thailand


By Scott McLean

Bangkok, Thailand reportedly is undergoing a military takeover that began in the late evening hours Tuesday, according to many news sources in the U.S. and Thailand. A state of emergency was declared by the government.

A source in Thailand tells Planet News Views that Bangkok television stations are providing details, and according to translation over the telephone, "the soldiers are taking power from the government and want to give it back to the people."

Furthermore, the military coup appears to be directed at ousting Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra while he is out of the country attending the United Nations meetings.

In an attempt to verify the information, calls were made to The Nation, a major English-language newspaper in Bangkok, but no one could be reached for comment.

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