Nine Years Ago: Thaksin Attempts to Declare a State of Emergency

This is former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s declaration of a state of emergency made on September 19, 2006. The announcement was made from New York and only appeared on one TV station in Thailand–the other stations already had been seized by the military (or were under orders not to change their broadcast schedule for the PM’s announcement). Thaksin’s announcement starts in mid-sentence and is eventually is cut off when troops seized the station.

More on the night of the coup
More on the 2006 coup

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