Coup marks Asian unrest

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Bangkok –

Martial law is in force in Thailand following a coup in which the Army’s chief of staff replaced the head of government. Gatherings of five or more people are prohibited.

According to news reports, the cabinet refused to resign when called upon to do so.

China and Vietnam are at odds over territorial waters. Chinese head of government has said he is seeking a peaceful solution to the conflict as the United States and Japan have joined Vietnam in making overtures for increased cooperation between the nations.

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