Four Years Ago: Another Coup in Thailand


June 3, 2014: Shinawatras caught in the country
Nothing said more about how unexpected the coup was than the Shinawatra family members being trapped in the country. Before other contentious political events, like the 2009 and 2010 Red Shirt marches on Bangkok, Shinawatra family members were all safely in foreign capitals. The location of the Shinawatras is closely watched as their absence from the country often foreshadows political conflict.

Also: The 2006 Coup
Also: The 1991 Coup

May 24, 2014: Coup headlines from Thai-language newspapers

May 22-26, 2014: Coup news

May 21, 2014: Another coup in Thailand

Above: One of several foreign media gaffes that occurred when reporting on the Thai coup

May 21, 2014: Martial Law: What’s really going on in Thailand

May 26, 2014: TV blocking and branding during the coup


From Komchadluek, May 13, 2014
“The ripe mango… dropped”
[The man is Thaksin Shinawatra. Reference is to Dr. Thirayuth Boonmee’s quote on the Thai political situation. He compared the Thaksin regime to a mango on a tree. The anti-Thaksin demonstrators just waited for the mango to ripen and fall, meaning the regime was at its lowest point for many reasons and was about to fail.]

May 27, 2014: The Evolving Banner of the Junta

May 27-28, 2014: Coup news

May 29-31, 2014: Coup news

Above: The background of the coup – June 6, 2014: Thaksin’s Fear of the Eastern Tigers

June 6, 2014: All about Sombat Boonngamanong, a rebel Red Shirt

Above: Social media graphic circulated in the months after the coup

June 6, 2014: Is the United States the puppet master?

June 10, 2014: The Thai Airways CEO who was fired after leading a financial turnaround

June 25, 2014: Arun’s “Grand Cycle”

July 20, 2015: Washington Post predicts the majority will reject the junta and unrest will rise

2013: Reuters: General Prawit Wongsuwan & former army chief General Anupong Paochinda behind Thailand protests

Also: The 2006 Coup
Also: The 1991 Coup

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