After ensuring the people that placement of military personnel around key infrastructures in the capital city was 'not a coup d'etat' by the military on Tuesday, saying: "The Army aims to maintain peace, order and public safety for all groups and all parties," a ticker running on the army's television channel said. "People are urged not to panic, and can carry on their business as usual. Declaring martial law is not a coup d'etat." Martial law went into effect at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, the ticker said. An peacekeeping attempt which even went as far as securing TV stations and putting a regulation on free speech to prevent further 'misinformation which could lead to further instability', The army went ahead and renegaded on their word today and announced a coup d'etat in Thailand, announcing "In order for the country to return to normal quickly, the National Peace Keeping Committee comprised of the army, the Thai armed forces, the Royal Air Force and the police need to seize power as of May 22 at 4.30 pm," army chief Prayut Chan-Ocha said. Thoughts? Was this a right move in a deeply politically divided Thailand that has been plagued by Extremists? Or the beginning of a new regime?