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I was just about to fall asleep in Shanghai's Yangtze Hotel (11pm on 19th September) when CNN broke the news about Thai military tanks patrolling all over the city of Bangkok. I immediately turned the volume up to see what was happening when UN General Assembly was in session (and I also heard Thaksin had already left the room when Koffi Anan made his opening remarks).
I believe most of you have already read the Reuters or CNN version on the Coup d'Ã©tat (or 'kudeta' as we'd like to call it in Indonesian) After reading so many different stories about the chronology, I felt that the one that Scott Rosenberg wrote for Monsters and Critics.com is a very appealing one.
"Thaksin Shinawatra may have planned the entire coup."
Want to know more? Just read it here.
Anyways, why do I need to worry about Thaksin's politics when I already found a set of Mao style green communist comrade outfit complete with the hat from the Cultural Revolution era at Dongtai Lu Shichang earlier today. My lovely wife Rani would love it!