Thailand Army Imposes Martial Law Due to Political Crisis
The Thailand’s defense force has declared martial law nationwide due to facing a political turmoil for long and in order to preserve the law and order in the country.
In a conversation with a local TV channel, Army Chief Prayuth Chan-Ocha said that the initiative is not a coup and people should not be worried. The military is looking for maintaining order in the country and has asked political groups to stop their protests. In response, the acting prime minister of Thailand has asked the military force to act without doing any violence. The military and their vehicles have been seen on the roads of Bangkok, though no curfew had been declared. They have also taken over TV and radio stations
Army chief Prayuth has called rival parties to talk to each other and solve the political crisis. He said that there will be a center to control the order and it can implement any law under the martial law act to control the circumstances efficiently.
In the Southeast Asian Nations’ politics, it is the most direct involvement and move of the army ever since 2006 when Thaksin Shinawatra was removed due to being accused of corruption. However, the Thai army is insisting that this step is just a security initiative and it is no way going to harm the common people.