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Thai military junta declares coup

By Agencies in Bangkok, Thailand ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-05-23 07:10:15

Army seizes power for 12th time in 82 years to restore order

Thailand's army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha took control of the government in a coup on Thursday, saying the army had to restore order and push through reforms, two days after he declared martial law.

Prayuth made the announcement in a television broadcast after he held a meeting with all rival factions aimed at finding a solution to six months of anti-government protests.

Thai military junta declares coup

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