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Thailand coup: Singaporeans should "seriously reconsider" visiting Thailand: MFA

Published on May 23, 2014 10:58 AM
Thai soldiers patrol to clear Red Shirt pro-government supporters after the army declared coup at the rally site on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, on May 22, 2014. -- PHOTO: EPA

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday issued a Travel Notice advising Singaporeans to "seriously reconsider visiting Thailand at the moment", and for those already in the country to avoid protest sites and exercise "a high degree of caution".

On Thursday, the Thai military announced that it had seized power. A curfew has been imposed nationwide from 10pm to 5am.

The Singapore MFA said on its website: "Singaporeans should seriously reconsider visiting Thailand at the moment. The situation is unpredictable and volatile, and may evolve quite rapidly.

"Singaporeans in Thailand should monitor local news and developments closely and follow the instructions of local authorities. New instructions could be announced at short notice.

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