Myanmar media remains silent on Thai coup
The country's state-run media reported nothing about Tuesday's coup in Thailand that ousted Thaksin.india Updated: Sep 21, 2006 15:45 IST
For most citizens in Myanmar, Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is still in charge across the border.
The country's state-run media reported nothing about Tuesday's coup in Thailand that ousted Thaksin.
The news blackout is typical of the junta, which rarely reports on political developments in other Asian countries.
The media, instead, dedicated its foreign coverage to a gas explosion in Russia and a typhoon off Japan.
A handful of residents, however, were able to watch developments on satellite television.
Thailand's Gen Sondhi Boonyaratkalin led a precision takeover overnight without firing a shot, sending soldiers and tanks to guard major intersections and surround government buildings while the popularly elected Thaksin, accused of corruption and undermining democratic institutions, was abroad.