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Calm amid the coup

May 23, 2014 - 1:13am

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PHOTO: AFP

Thailand’s military coup on Thursday may have plunged the nation into a state of political uncertainty.

But despite the sight of armed soldiers policing the streets of Bangkok, Singaporean Michelle Hewitson said a “strange calm” has overtaken the Thai capital which has been rocked by a six-month-long political struggle between rival factions.

“At the moment, we have no direct impact from the martial law or the coup yet,” said the 30-year-old. “Generally, everyone here is more cautious but the situation here is very calm.

However, the traffic situation has been crazy because everyone is rushing home in time for the curfew,” she added.

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