BANGKOK, May 25 (Xinhua) -- 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.
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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Deputy army spokesman Col Vinthai Suvari said Yingluck and the other detainees have been safe and will remain under army custody for about a week after they had been questioned and briefed by the National Peacekeeping Council following Thursday's military coup which ousted the elected caretaker government. Full story
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The United States is reviewing the rest of the annual direct assistance to Thailand -- which totaled 10.5 million in fiscal year 2013 -- as well as other aid through global and regional programs, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told a regular briefing. Full story
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