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  • State of Emergency in Thailand

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060919/ts_nm/thailand_dc

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra declared a state of emergency in Bangkok on Wednesday shortly after Reuters witnesses saw tanks surrounding Government House.
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    "I declare Bangkok under a severe state of emergency," he said in a voice broadcast on Thai television.

    Thaksin, who is in New York at a
    United Nations summit, ordered troops not to "move illegally."


    Yikes, this could be interesting.

  • #2
    Pretty crazy over there it seems. I was reading the MSNBC account, which said the Prime Minister has been ousted and martial law has been declared. Tanks in the streets of Bangkok.
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    • #3
      Shame that place is getting worst than 1992.

      Bangkok is the most popluar place for tourists.

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      • #4
        Can anyone enlighten me whats the background story on that please!?
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        • #5
          General Sondhi is now in and PM Thaksin is now out.

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          • #6
            From the BBC: "A spokesman for the coup leaders, Gen Prapart Sakuntanak, said the seizure would be temporary and power "returned to the people" soon."

            Yeah, right. That's what they all say.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by philip
              Can anyone enlighten me whats the background story on that please!?
              PM Thaksin = corrupt, military wants him gone and that's pretty much whats happening.


              next trips
              USA/DXB August.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Longreach747
                PM Thaksin = corrupt, military wants him gone and that's pretty much whats happening.
                Thanks for summing it up, it always amazes me to see these type of things happen in our modern day world. I hope things soon settle down, my guess is they will once the leader is ousted. I plan to visit Thailand soon after I get out of highschool for "buisness", or to get into some rather.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Crunk415balla
                  Thanks for summing it up, it always amazes me to see these type of things happen in our modern day world. I hope things soon settle down, my guess is they will once the leader is ousted. I plan to visit Thailand soon after I get out of highschool for "buisness", or to get into some rather.
                  You can go on tour.

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                  • #10
                    Business Chasen? I'm afraid to ask.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pbateson
                      You can go on tour.
                      Oh, I plan to, Paul.
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                      • #12
                        Business? Guess you can't get any at home

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Airbus_A320
                          Business? Guess you can't get any at home
                          Depended the job.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Airbus_A320
                            Business? Guess you can't get any at home
                            Not nearly as much as I can get for $50 there. Anyway, lets not take this thread anymore offtopic. Rather serious situation.
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                            • #15
                              Quite intresting. Do you think the Prime minister will return back to Thailand or will he stay away now?

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