Monday, June 2, 2014

Military puts Buddhist Thailand on brink (video)


(BBC) 60 second background to the 2014 coup d'etat in Thailand as conservative Yellow Shirts gain upper hand over revolutionary Red Shirts by ousting the people's candidate, billionairess PM Yingluck Shinawatra, through the Thai court. Now the Yellow Shirt Royalists seem to have called in the military to enforce an economic system the majority is unhappy with.


Thailand's military detained former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday in the latest development of the country's unraveling political crisis. The army, which is consolidating its grip on Thailand following Thursday's coup d'├ętat, barred 155 prominent citizens from leaving the country.
ThumbnailBBC News: Thai coup, Andrew Sarchusa
Thumbnail(Arirang) Int'l leaders denounce coup
Thumbnail(ANN) Look at the Shinawatra family
ThumbnailMay 23: Day after Thai military's coup
ThumbnailLife after Thailand's Splendid Little Coup (Journeyman Pictures)

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