Thailand coup: Army tells radio, TV to air only army material

Thai soldiers inspect the bag of a member of the pro-government "red shirt" group at an encampment in Nakhon Pathom province on the outskirts of Bangkok on May 22, 2014. Thailand's army told all television and radio stations in the country to ha
Thai soldiers inspect the bag of a member of the pro-government "red shirt" group at an encampment in Nakhon Pathom province on the outskirts of Bangkok on May 22, 2014. Thailand's army told all television and radio stations in the country to halt normal programmes on Thursday, May 22, 2014, and only broadcast army material, shortly after it staged a coup to take over the government after months of political turmoil. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand's army told all television and radio stations in the country to halt normal programmes on Thursday and only broadcast army material, shortly after it staged a coup to take over the government after months of political turmoil.

"All radio and television stations, satellite and cable, must stop normal programming and broadcast army content until told otherwise," Winthai Suvaree, a deputy army spokesman, said in a televised statement.

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