Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thailand army announces military coup, suspends constitution

Thailand military has taken over government in Thailand, saying it was “necessary to seize power.” following the six months of political deadlock the country has faced.

While the head of the army, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, did not use the word "coup" in his televised statement, he said the takeover was necessary "in order for the country to return to normality quickly".

He added that the army, armed forces, air force.and police would seize power as of 4.30pm local time on Thursday and would help "reform the political structure, the economy and society".

He said: "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."

In a separate televised statement, Thailand’s military leaders also said the national constitution had been suspended but the senate and all courts would continue to function

“In order to run the country smoothly, (coup leaders have) suspended the constitution of 2007, except for the chapter on the monarchy,” said a statement read out on national television.

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