Never have I imagined that I would live to witness a coup d’etat in Bangkok for the second time in my life. It’s been 14 years since "Black May," a public uprising in Bangkok against the military dictatorship in 1992. Thailand has come too far to take a step backwards to this uncivilized state. Currently, as I am writing this blog article, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was still in New York at the UN General Assembly and declared a state of emergency earlier in the evening, while the opposition party – "Council of Political Reform" declared that the constitution was by now invalid and they gained full control of the country. I don’t know who is "actually" in control and what will happen next. All I know is that Thailand will be badly doomed, both politically and economically, because of this.
Let’s hope for peaceful resolution and economic recovery. The sooner, the better.