Tentera Thailand berkawal di Bangkok Thailand hari ini.
BANGKOK - THAILAND. Ketua Tentera Thailand, Chan -O-Cha mengumumkan, angkatan tentera terpaksa melakukan rampasan kuasa selepas keganasan politik semakin meruncing di negara itu.
"Dalam usaha untuk mengembalikan keamanan Jawatankuasa Keamanan Nasional terdiri daripada tentera, Angkatan Tentera Thai, Tentera Udara Diraja dan polis perlu merampas kuasa pada 22 Mei pada jam 4.30 petang," katanya dalam ucapan yang disiarkan secara langsung di televisyen, petang ini. - AFP
The BBC's Jonah Fisher says the move is likely to lead to bloody confrontation
Thailand's army chief has announced a coup d'etat, saying the military is taking control of government.
In a televised statement, the army chief said the military would restore order and enact political reforms.
It came after two days of inconclusive talks by the main political factions. The army sealed off the talks venue and took the leaders away.
Thailand has been in political turmoil for months. On Tuesday the army imposed martial law.
The army is to send troops and vehicles to escort protesters away from rally sites, a senior army official told the Reuters news agency.
Demonstrators have blockaded several areas of Bangkok for months.
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.~BBC