泰国军方宣布实施戒严

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2014-5-21 10:17

Thailand under martial rule

Thailand was declared under martial law on Tuesday in the face of a looming street chaos in the Thai capital.

Army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha declared martial rule at 03. 00 a.m. Tuesday with immediate effect throughout the country.

"Mass gatherings by varied groups of people and recent street violence in which innocent people were killed and injured and property was damaged have shown signs of intensifying into widespread, critical chaos in several areas which might seriously affect national security and public safety," Prayuth said in an ad hoc TV broadcasting Tuesday morning.

He called on the public not to panic while the military will maintain peace and order and will bring the situation to normal in prompt fashion.

Given the Martial Act of 1914, the army chief set up a peacekeeping command which all military forces of the army, navy and air force as well as civilian authorities are obliged to follow and dissolved the caretaker government's Center for the Administration of Peace and Order, according to the army chief.

Armed with assault rifles and handguns and clad in combat fatigues, soldiers have taken control of major TV stations, power and water plants and spots around political gatherings in the capital and nearby areas.

However, groups of anti-government and pro-government demonstrators have remained in Rajdamnern Avenue at the heart of the capital and in its western outskirt.

No untoward incidents have been reported since the wee hours of Tuesday as yet.

相关新闻:泰国陆军20日宣布在全国范围内实施戒严,同时强调这一举措“不是政变“。

当地时间上午6时,泰国陆军在军方电视台发表声明称,军方为使国家恢复和平和秩序而实施戒严,戒严于凌晨3时生效,但是“民众可以正常生活,无需恐慌“。陆军司令巴育在电视讲话中说,不同团体举行的大规模集会以及近期街头暴力事件造成无辜民众伤亡和财产损失,一些地区出现紧张状态升级为大范围严重骚乱的迹象,危及国家和民众安全。军方做出实施戒严的决定意在使国家恢复和平和秩序。

巴育下令成立维和指挥部并亲自担任总负责人。维和指挥部有权进行传唤审讯并要求国内安全行动指挥部、警察、陆军、海军、空军、内政部及其他政府部门为该指挥部行动提供人员支持。

此外,巴育还下令解散政府负责实施国内安全法的维持安全秩序中心,要求该中心所有政府人员回归原所在部门工作。

目前,全副武装的士兵已经控制泰国主要电视台、水电厂以及首都曼谷和周边区域的主要政治集会地点。

泰国军方宣布实施戒严后,反独裁民主联盟支持者“红衫军“领导人乍都蓬表示,“红衫军“将继续集会,并关注军方下一步动向。反政府组织“人民民主改革委员会“则宣布取消当日集会安排。

本月7日,泰国看守政府总理英拉被泰国宪法法院以滥用职权、违反宪法为由解职后,支持政府的“红衫军“开始在曼谷西部郊区和其他地方集会,抗议宪法法院决定。“人民民主改革委员会“则继续组织大规模反政府示威,要求看守政府下台并建立“临时政府“以推行改革。(新华网)