20 May 2014
Last updated at 00:00
The army in Thailand has announced the imposition of martial law amid political crisis “to keep law and order”.
The army has also granted itself wide-ranging powers to enforce its decision.
The military said it had taken the action to preserve peace and order.
The move comes after a long-running political crisis, and escalating tensions between the government and the opposition.
Earlier this month a court ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and several cabinet ministers to step down.
19 May 2014 | 11:46 pm – Source: bbc.co.uk