Quite incredible really - I always thought Thailand was quite advanced like this and that coups were reserved only for eastern-bloc countries and banana republics.
Thailand is a complicated situation.
The Prime Minister is a corrupt and impopular person, a billionaire who's creating chaos in Thailand.
The King, as incredible as it seems, is a fairly level-headed bloke. He's behind it all, and got the army to coup the PM away.
There is no fighting in the streets, no shut business, there was a slight drop at the Bangkok Stock Trade market, but it recovered and is doing quite well already.
I'm no fan of undemocratic actions.
The reason the military stepped in, was because the PM fcuked up Thailand.
There will probably be some interim PM until new elections are held.