Military takes over power in Thailand

Thailand's army today Thursday May 22 announced it has taken control of the government and has suspended the constitution, saying it was “necessary to seize power” following months of political turmoil in the country.

In a TV statement, army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha made the announcement and vowed to restore order and enact political reforms.
It is necessary for the Peace and Order Maintaining Command – which includes army, navy, armed forces and police – to take control of governing the country.
Thailand has been under political unrest after its citizens took to the streets in Nov. 2013 demanding that their Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, step down after being accused of being a proxy for her popular billionaire brother, former PM Thaksin Shinawatra, who was forced out of office in 2006 after a military coup and now lives in self-imposed exile to avoid a jail sentence on corruption charges.

Good riddance!

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