Above: Bangkok Post, February 24, 1991
The coup occurred under cover of the first Iraq war (on the day the ground war began). While the rest of the world was distracted watching reports from Iraq, Thais were watching TV screens carrying a military logo.
Taped confession aired to justify the takeover
One of the most surreal aspects was seeing this confession of a plot to overthrow the monarchy aired on all TV channels.
Junta says why coup necessary
Rift over assassination probe was the catalyst
The Nation front page: Power belongs to the people, nobody else
Newswatch one of the victims of clampdown
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