Military ‘takes control’ in Thailand

Military ‘takes control’ in Thailand

Military ‘takes control’ in Thailand

Written by Bella Dalima

22 May, 2014 | 3:53 pm

Thailand’s army chief says the military is taking control of government. In a televised statement, the army chief said the military would restore order and push through political reforms.

The BBC correspondent  in Bangkok  says the move appears to confirm that a full-blown coup is under way. The latest unrest began in the Thai capital late last year, when then-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved the lower house of parliament.

Demonstrators have blockaded several areas for months. On Tuesday, the military imposed martial law.

Earlier this month, a court ordered Ms Yingluck’s removal for alleged abuse of power.Thailand has faced a power struggle since Ms Yingluck’s brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, was ousted by the military as prime minister in 2006.

Latest News

Are you interested in advertising on our website or video channel
Please contact us at [email protected]