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Thai coup leader to receive royal command

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-05-25 21:04

Thai coup leader to receive royal command
Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives before a meeting with high ranking officials at the Army Club after the army declared martial law nationwide to restore order, in Bangkok May 20, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

BANGKOK - Thai coup leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha is expected to receive a royal command which will appoint him the leader of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) on Monday, local media reported Sunday.

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The ceremony is scheduled to be held at 10:49 a.m. local time on Monday at the army headquarters Ratchadamnoen Avenue, reported Bangkok Post.

Prayuth will deliver a speech via television over the issues including the proclamation of an interim constitution and the setting up of the national legislative council.

Thai Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday declared a coup, saying it was aimed at stopping further loss of life and preventing the conflict in the country from further escalating.

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