Military coup in Thailand

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The military chief, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, now has the powers to act as Prime Minister until a new Prime Minister is in place. The military ordered all state-run, satellite and cable TV providers to carry only the signal of the army’s television channel. As a consequence, CNN TV and all other television networks had been taken off air. The U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern over the military takeover. Deep-seated tensions in Thailand in recent months were generated by discord in politics. Both pro- and anti-government factions were  involved to conquer the country’s leadership and the rival factions were unable to come up with a suitable agreement to govern. The military chief told citizens that it should do their business as usual. However all schools in Thailand will be closed for three days. Thailand has been hit political unrest over the past decade.

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