Tuesday, September 19, 2006

latest

All foreign-language TV has been suspended. Can get World Service on shortwave. Internet seems OK for the moment at least. Thaksin due to address the UN in the next few hours.

People have been advised to stay at home, except when they need to go to work. Hardly sounds like a state of emergency. More like a train strike.

Rain's calmed down a bit.

Just been listening to the Guillemots album. It's rather good, actually.

5 comments:

patroclus said...

Cripes! Hope it doesn't all get too out of hand, the BBC is just reporting that some sort of counter-coup is about to strike up...

Tim Footman said...

Yeah, the military's split between pro and anti Thaksin factions. Could get nasty. I'm several km away from the action, but the naval radio station is immediately opposite my house. All seems quiet there.

Martial law's been announced, but it's not clear who's announcing it.

It's a bit like the tsunami - everything's coming through my computer, it's all happening nearby, but I look out of the window and the tuk-tuk drivers are touting for business as per usual.

Billy said...

Eek! Sounds a bit scary.

Tim Footman said...

Well, put it this way. Someone tried to break into our house a couple of nights ago, while we were there, and that was a hell of a lot more scary.

At the moment this is... interesting...

Pashmina said...

BBC is making it all sound extremely dramatic. Trust the level of excitement chez vous will stay roughly the same...