Thai Army’s Official Decision
Thai army has sought to resolve the issues of the state by adopting a coup d’etat method. It had been clear by the official declaration given by the chief of the army, when he said that the military would be helping in restoring the order along with enacting other political reforms. Some of the interim cabinet members along with the leaders of the red shirts were arrested as well as detained.
Martial Law has been in place and is providing an effective framework in order to restore the state’s law and order. Due to this, Bangkok along with the neighbouring provinces has seen a noticeable presence of the military group. As per the tourists, the popular British Foreign Office has alarmed to “exercise extreme caution and remain alert to the situation”. However, it has not yet issued any kind of advice that would appear as stating against travelling in this region.
As per a FCO statement, it has been stated that, “The Chief of the Royal Thai Army has assured safety of all foreigners in Thailand. A number of media outlets have been taken off air and there is a risk that this could extend to the Internet. The military media channels are continuing to broadcast. As the situation is evolving you should monitor local news and social media for developments.”
Daily Life on Normal Basis
Along with these events, a curfew was also announced that ranged between 2200 hours to 500hours. However, this curfew is applicable for those who are travelling to as well as from airport. But people who are arriving or departing must have their respective passports along with their tickets. All the businesses are now operating on a normal mode. Areas outside Bangkok along with tourist destinations, that is within Thailand, like Phuket and Samui are not that affected.