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Wednesday, 20 September 2006

Tanks in the Streets

Filed under: Thailand — Jan @ 9:24

The contrast with yesterday’s post couldn’t be greater. As I picked up the Bangkok Post out of my mailbox this morning, the front page had just one headline: “coup d’etat”. The military deposed the prime minister while he’s abroad, dissolved the government, and shut down all TV stations. So far there hasn’t been any violence.

Though unexpected, the coup isn’t a complete surprise. Protesters had been calling on the PM to quit for the past nine months.

So far all this is pretty much a non-event for my family or my business. While I probably won’t be watching HBO tonight, my Internet connection is still working fine. I’ll keep you posted.

1 Comment

  1. Jan, I’m very relieved that you are okay! Hope that things work out well for you, your family and for Thailand. BTW – congrats on your mention in JOS!

    Comment by Dave Trump — Wednesday, 20 September 2006 @ 23:17

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