Thai community comes to terms with coup

MEMBERS of Ipswich's Thai community are coming to terms with huge upheaval in their homeland after the country's government was reportedly overthrown today.

MEMBERS of Ipswich's Thai community are coming to terms with huge upheaval in their homeland after the country's government was reportedly overthrown today.

It is understood a faction of the Thai military has overthrown the Prime Ministers after soldiers entered his Bangkok offices and tanks surrounded the building.

However the Prime Minister, currently in New York, claims he is still in control.

In Ipswich the thoughts of many Thai nationals are turning to their family back home.

Pan Hengrung, 56, who owns the Baipo restaurant in upper Orwell Street, said he would be phoning his brother and sister in Thailand to get the latest news.

“I have got family over there but they live in the countryside not Bangkok so they should be OK,” Mr Hengrung said.

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”I don't think there are going to be any problems should the army take over,” he added.