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22 April 2011 :: 13:04:06 pm 53036

PM Denies Coup Rumours After TV Blackout

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Thursday denied rumours of a coup d'etat following a countrywide television blackout amid reports of troop mobilisation.
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The Prime Minister’s denial came after the nationwide television broadcasts went black on Thursday evening between 4-8pm, sparking alarm and concern among the public over a possible coup.

Thaicom 5 satellite had lost its orbit, disrupting the broadcast of television network but now the agencies are fixing the problems, Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office, Ongart Klampaiboon reaffirmed the public.

Mr. Klampaiboon added that normal broadcasts were expected to resume at around 8p.m. and that every free TV station were to inform their viewers of the incident on their news bars.

Regarding concerns about the unusual troop mobilisation at the 11th Infatry, Mr. Klampaiboon stated the premier has been assured by the army that there is nothing going on. 

In the latest update, Thaicom Public Company Limited issued a statement Thursday evening confirming a technical malfunction on Thaicom 5, causing a blackout for some channels.

The company said that repairs are now underway and service is expected to resume soon. 

However, the spokesperson said the satellite has not lost its orbit as was reported earlier.

Credit by: www.mcot.net

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