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    Some front pages...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Perota
    I wasn't here in 2006 but as far as I remember things didn't get that far, did they ?
    This is by far the most organized and planned coup I have been through. TV and radio are still out. Nothing like this before.

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    The coup now places the Anti Money Laundering Office under military control.

    My guess is that without civilian control Thailand's banking system will wind up on the FATF blacklist.

    FATF-GAFI.ORG - Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

    All that hard work keeping us off it gone to waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merrimack View Post
    "Shinawatras summoned by coup-makers. They are required to show up at 10 am"
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    "Total of 23 Shinawatra family, associates and Pheua Thai core members summoned to appear at Royal Army Club"
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    BYOB ?

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    I heard there is going to be an anti-coup demonstration at Thammasat University downtown campus today. They had a small one in the evening yesterday as was posted earlier. Still, I wouldn't expect much.

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    The coup now places the Anti Money Laundering Office under military control.
    probably just want to check the bank statements of the usual suspects.


    "Total of 23 Shinawatra family, associates and Pheua Thai core members summoned to appear at Royal Army Club"
    going for a helicopter ride perhaps?

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    Coup makers prohibit media from criticizing coup, summon Yingluck, ISPs to report themselves
    Coup makers prohibit media from criticizing coup, summon Yingluck, ISPs to report themselves | Prachatai English


    Fri, 23/05/2014 - 08:13 | by prachatai
    The National Peace and Order Maintenance Council (NPOMC), a special security body led by the coup maker Army Chief Prayuth Chan-ocha, on Friday early morning announced several orders which aim at limiting freedom of expression and the freedom to information of the Thai citizen.

    These measures were added after all kinds of TV channels and radios have been forced to stop broadcasting their programs and only relay signals from the army’s TV and radio stations. The measure this time applies to all kind of media, including online media.

    The order prohibits all kind of media, including online media, from spreading these kinds of information:
    false information, information deemed a threat to national security, defamation, criticism the role of the NPOMC, secret of state authority, information which may lead to confusion, and conflict and unrest, information about an assembly which aims to oppose the authority, information which threatens individual.


    Activists protest against the impositiion of the Martial Law to limit freedom of expression in northern Chiang Mai provinc

    The junta also order all Internet Service Providers to “monitor, check and block the dissemination of information which is distorted, incite [violence] which may lead to unrest in the kingdom or affect the national security or contravene to public morality.” The ISPs must report themselves to the National Broadcasting Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) on Thursday 10.30 am

    It has earlier “asked for cooperation” from the online social media operators not to disseminate “provocative,” “information inciting unrest,” and “anti-junta” messages. Otherwise the NPOMC will cease all operations and prosecute those who violate the order.

    It also summoned Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, and several other key Pheu Thai party members, including Somchai Wongsawat, former prime minister a brother-in-law of Yingluck, and Chalerm Yoobamrung, former cabinet members to report themselves to the junta at the Army Auditorium building Friday 10am.

    Moreover all state authorities at the level of director-general and higher to report themselves to the junta.

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    TBPS News programme director taken away by military after airing news on Youtube
    TBPS News programme director taken away by military after airing news on Youtube | Prachatai English

    Thu, 22/05/2014

    The military took away TPBS Deputy Director on news program Wanchai Tantiwitthayapithak, after he insisted to air the news on Youtube despite the coup makers’ order to cease all broadcast.

    Source inside the TPBS station said that Wanchai was taken to the first Army Area around 9.30pm to “tune in understanding” between the media and army.




    The online broadcast was ended shortly before he was taken away by the army.

    Earlier, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) reportedly requested cooperation with the TPBS not to broadcast any program on Television. The order was implemented by the TPBS board member, but the news division insisted on airing the program online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Perota
    I wasn't here in 2006 but as far as I remember things didn't get that far, did they ?
    This is by far the most organized and planned coup I have been through. TV and radio are still out. Nothing like this before.
    TV now has them reading out a list of names of people that (apparently) need to report to army- they are up to 100 plus names already.


    Does seem to be a bit more serious this time....

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    Reflecting on the events of the last six months, the current situation has been so stage managed to reach it's planned conclusion, with the only 'unknown' being the timetable. Had Yingluck's cabinet reacted differently and confronted Suthep's violent agitators, using the police, the military would have stepped in a long time ago. Instead, the Government let the PDRC beat themselves over their heads and expose them for the coup seekers that they really were/are (all in the name of democratic reform of course).

    The CC's ruling to remove Yingluck and the core of her cabinet facilitated a 'Caretaker' 'Caretaker' PM, and so lessened the adverse reaction had the coup occured under Yingluck's tenure. The sudden imposing of Marital Law to get troops onto the streets and strategic position, the dummy 'reconcilliation' meetings held by Prayuth designed to ease the fait accompli that had obviously been planned for weeks/months. The only voilence had came from the PDRC, and the Army (who could have so easily have stepped in to disperse them at any time) reiterated their right for 'peaceful' (sic) protest.

    Prayuth, like Suthep, comes across as a bully and implementor, certainly not the mastermind(s) of this whole chain of events, with both seemingly lacking the cunning needed to formulate this plan on their own. Bet's on Suthep having a Ministerial or Deputy PM position in the next appointed Government?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Perota
    I wasn't here in 2006 but as far as I remember things didn't get that far, did they ?
    This is by far the most organized and planned coup I have been through. TV and radio are still out. Nothing like this before.
    Agree. I was here for the last one too. This is more authoritarian but without tanks on the streets. The real test as someone already said is how Thaksin family are treated
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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Perota
    I wasn't here in 2006 but as far as I remember things didn't get that far, did they ?
    This is by far the most organized and planned coup I have been through. TV and radio are still out. Nothing like this before.
    Have to agree. Even my wife has been asking me what is going on as apparently even the bamboo grapevine has been shut down.

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    Unrelated story (or not)
    When prince Ranariddh was fighting with Hun Sen for the control of Cambodia, he had a big problem, the army was on the side of his opponent. His solution was to integrate the remaining of the Khmer Rouge army into the regular army. Unfortunately for him he was kicked out of the country before had time to achieve his plan. Incidentally, it also marked the end of the Khmer Rouge rebellion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Perota
    I wasn't here in 2006 but as far as I remember things didn't get that far, did they ?
    This is by far the most organized and planned coup I have been through. TV and radio are still out. Nothing like this before.
    Yes, wondering how long for the net?

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    whats this on the tv now with all the numbers read out? ah yes people in a little book is it? all seems a bit stalinist

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    TV now has them reading out a list of names of people that (apparently) need to report to army- they are up to 100 plus names already.
    like a headmaster reading out the names of the bikeshed smokers he wants to report to his study after assembly.

    they are mostly cops and PT apparatchicks i think.

    its trousers down and six of the best time.



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    As re: the curfew, my apt. is Thai owned and operated and they say the curfew will end on Sunday, May 25. Don't know about TV control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanax View Post
    whats this on the tv now with all the numbers read out?
    Is it the names of people they want to report?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merrimack
    “tune in understanding”
    This has a very ominous sound to it.. With no witnesses to any of these events like If the Thaksins do show up for their early call today it is all very suspect and ominous..

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    Clearing out the junk, bunkers etc at Ratchadadamnoen this morning.
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    Well the right wing establishment lashes out and rounds up all it's opponents to do what? Imprison them? I was going to say without a "fair" trial ..snigger

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    Some detail which may be related to the overall story in some ways.

    The Color Of Money: Political Affiliations of Thai Business Families (2014)
    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByzW...Njg/edit?pli=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanax View Post
    whats this on the tv now with all the numbers read out? ah yes people in a little book is it? all seems a bit stalinist
    Thai PBS is there, with "National Peace and Order Maintaining Council" logo.
    Oh, 3, 5, 9 same thing.

    Syfy is ok.

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    So is ITV choice.

    been showing a cooking prog and now it's 'best house wins a thousand pounds' ... Codes similar to those broadcasted over BBC Service during WW2?

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