This is still the normal sight if you go out in Bangkok at the moment.
It's raging hot here so yesterday I took a taxi to deliver some money for a friend but then I walked home along Sukhumvit. There were soldiers inside and outside Chavit Park near Nana skytrain and then again outside Asok sky train. Canvas tents have been erected to provide shade for them.
On most of the over road walk way things (the technical term) there were also pairs of soldiers. I crossed over from Times Square to Robinsons and asked these chaps if I could take a photo of them. They were very obliging.
The PM's road map isn't pleasing all of the people. There were attacks in Bangkok's business district, Silom again last night; two dead and at least seven injured.