Schools in Bangkok reopen after 3-day closure


BANGKOK, 26 May 2014  – Schools in the capital have now reopened after a 3-day closure following the military seizure of power on Thursday. 

The atmosphere around Bangkok was reportedly bustling this morning as schools resume classes today. At Surasakmontree School on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, students were seen being dropped off by their parents while some traveled to the school by public buses as usual.

Traffic jams were not too heavy this morning, thanks to the traffic police who were actively working to facilitate commuters.

At two other schools in Ratchathewi area — Santiratwitthayalai School and Sri Ayudhya School –students seemed excited to see their friends. They were greeted by their teachers when they arrived at the front gate.

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) last week ordered all schools in Bangkok to suspend classes from May 23-25 due to the political uncertainty in the capital after the military staged a coup and seized power from the government that was led by acting PM Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisan.