As it happened: Thailand coup

Key points

  • Thailand's army chief has announced that the military is taking control of the government
  • Cabinet ministers have been told to report to a military base north of Bangkok
  • All TV and radio broadcasting has been suspended; showing only army bulletins
  • Political gatherings of more than five people have been banned
  • A nationwide curfew is in operation from 22:00 to 05:00 local time
  • All times BST

Live text


  • Mohamed Madi 
  • Jastinder Khera 
  • Amber Dawson 
  • Andree Massiah 
  • Penny Spiller 
  • Anna Browning 

Last updated 22 May 2014

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