- "Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has declared a state of emergency in Bangkok amid rumours of a state coup.
"I declare Bangkok under a severe state of emergency," he said on television.
The measure came after tanks reportedly took up position around the Thai government headquarters in Bangkok blocking traffic.
An army-owned TV station has altered its programming to broadcast images of the royal family and songs associated in the past with military coups."
CNN are also reporting there has been an attempted coup in Thailand. Apparently tanks have been seen rolling through the streets of Bangkok.
The Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra who is currently at the UN in New York has reportedly cut short his visit and is due to return home tonight.