FIJI (Last coups: December 5, 2006 | May 19, 2000)
Fiji's junta chief steps down from military ahead of elections. Commodore Voreqe "Frank" Bainimarama, who took power in a bloodless 2006 coup, announced earlier this year that he would resign as commander-in-chief in order to stand for the presidency in elections slated for September. By Matt Siegel, Reuters, March 5, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE
Fiji military chief stages coup.
Commodore Frank Bainimarama has seized control of the country, marking the fourth coup in two decades. BBC News, December 5, 2006: TEXT | PICTURE
In pictures: Fiji coup, December 5, 2006: PICTURES
Fijian military chief threatens prime minister. Commodore Frank Bainimarama urged the prime minister, Laisenia Qarase, to resign, but said the military would not carry out a coup. The Guardian, November 2, 2006: TEXT | PICTURE
Fiji's military name civilian cabinet. The new prime minister, indigenous Fijian banker Laisenia Qarase will replace the deposed Mahendra Chaudhry who is still being held hostage by rebels following an attempted coup. BBC News, July 3, 2000: TEXT | PICTURES
Attempted coup in Fiji. Coup leader George Speight, a local businessman, said he was acting in the name of indigenous Fijians against a government dominated by politicians of Indian ethnic origin. BBC News, May 19, 2000: TEXT | PICTURE
MALDIVES (Last coups: 2012, 2000) **TO BE ADDED**
THAILAND (Last coup: May 22, 2014)
Thai general denies military coup was planned. "If it were planned that would be illegitimate. If you are wondering why this happened so smoothly, that was because forces were already deployed...", Lt Gen Chatchalerm Chalermsukh said. BBC News, June 26, 2014: TEXT | PICTURES | VIDEO
As it happened: Thailand coup.
Thailand's army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha announced that the military is taking control of the government
cabinet ministers are told to report to a military base north of Bangkok.
Mohamed Madi, Jastinder Khera, Amber Dawson, Andree Massiah, Penny Spiller and Anna Browning, BBC News, May 22, 2014: MULTIMEDIA
- In pictures: Protests against Thailand coup: PICTURES
Thai PM deposed in military coup. Army chief Sonthi Boonyaratglin said the military leadership had formed a council for political reform and ousted the Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra. BBC News, September 20, 2006: TEXT | PICTURE