Thailand's Bloodless Coup
While no formal statements of recognition have been offered to the new Thai leadership, it is increasingly looking as if the bloodless coup, led by General Sonthi Boonyarataglin has succeeded. The Thai military forces behind this move have captured the parliament, taken control of the nations communications apparatus and have stated that the temporary government they are creating will have the backing of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
It has been announced that retired General Surayudh Chulanont will be acting as Prime Minister until the government is returned to the people. No date, as of yet, for those elections has been set. Other reports state that General Sonthi Boonyarataglin will act as Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has canceled his speech for this evening at the United Nations.