Thailand Live: Army chief announces coup on live TV

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  1. kseeker

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    Army chief declares coup, political crisis deepens Thailand's army chief announced a military takeover of the government Thursday, saying the coup was necessary to restore stability and order after six months of political deadlock and turmoil. Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha announced in a statement broadcast on national television that the commission which imposed martial law on Tuesday would now take control of the country's administration, Associated Press reported. "It is necessary for the Peace and Order Maintaining Command — which includes army, navy, armed forces and police — to take control of governing the country," Prayuth said.

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    the 20th coup in history as reported. but good to stop Thailand sliding into another Egypt or Ukraine.

    the monarchy always pulling strings behind the scene when rival politicians are playing on the stage.
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