of the Council of Democratic Reform under the Constitutional Monarchy
English Language Translation)
almost 11:00pm on 19 September 2006 at the National Television Station
of Thailand, the Council of Democratic Reform under the Constitutional
Monarchy issues a declaration.
Council of Democratic Reform under the Constitutional Monarchy,
headed by the Commander General of the Army, Sonti Boonyarartkalin,
and the Commander of the Police have seized control of Bangkok and
the surrounding area without resistance in order to keep peace in
the state. The current administration has created conflict
and division in the nation that will only lead to more violence.
More and more people suspect the administration of dishonesty.
The government regulatory bodies are no longer able to work according
to the constitution. The current administration has committed lese majesty several times. A section of society
has tried to comprise with the administration but has been unable
to change the current situation.
Council of Democratic Reform under Constitutional Monarchy finds
it necessary to hold power so that the country will not be without
a government, but will return power to the people as soon as possible.
At this time it is necessary to promulgate martial law and to raise
an emergency declaration in Bangkok and the surrounding area.
For the continuing peace of the country, the Council of Democratic
Reform under the Constitutional Monarchy declares:
1997 Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand is dissolved.
Senate, House, Cabinet and Constitution Court are dissolved
with the Constitution.
Privy Counselors will remain in their positions and continue
to carry out their duties.
other than the Constitution Court have the authority to try
cases according to the law and the declarations of the Council
of Democratic Reform under the Constitutional Monarchy.
Council of Democratic Reform under the Constitutional Monarchy
has the authority to act as the Prime Minister or to vest the
authority in an individual to act as Prime Minister.
Reformation Government Party will be the United Nations Representative
and reserves the right to observe the commitment of treaties
and international agreements.
Martial Law was lifted in Bangkok and over 40 of Thailand's 76
provinces on 28 November 2006.