Coup d’état

So last Tuesday (19th) I was chatting with a friend in Bangkok, around exactly the same time that Thai Army tanks rolled in and blocked off traffic to the government headquarters, thereby staging a coup, overthrowing the PM (who wasn’t even in the country). Anywhere else you might have expected at least moderate bloodshed but not here…

…just another day out with the family! Funnily enough, the ex-PM, Thaksin, was spotted later in the week shopping in London – I guess he won’t be going home any time soon! I’m not going to even pretend to understand the politics of Thailand, I’ll leave it to the discerning reader to read up on if you’re so inclined 😉


Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. Prior to this, he lived in China and longs to explore more of this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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  1. Maria says:

    Hehehehe ^_^ Wow! They were shopping in London! That's awesome 😀 Hmmm, interestng politics, certainly ^_^

    P.S. Good luck tomorrow! 🙂

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