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Thailand State of Emergency

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, in New York at the United Nations, has declared a State of Emergency for Thailand as the members of the Thai military loyal to Lieutenant General Sonthi Boonyaratglin and, reportedly the King, have attempted a coup.

Forces are said to have entered the Prime Ministers offices and have tanks on the streets of Bangkok.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Prime Minister has denied any involvement by the King - "His Majesty is not really involved in politics. We should not bring him into politics." That from an interview on Monday in New York.

More as it becomes available.