BANGKOK, May 26 (Xinhua) -- Thai coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha received royal endorsement on Monday appointing him the leader of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO).
Addressing the press conference later, Prayuth called for public understanding over the coup, affirming sincere action aimed at ease unrest not for power, adding that the NCPO will do the best to solve the problems.
Prayuth also emphasized the "full power" to rule, saying curfew will continue but with leniency while stressing focus on keeping peace.
The NCPO chief also called on media not to amplify conflicts.
Thai military junta threatens to use martial court to prosecute offenders
BANGKOK, May 25 (Xinhua) -- The Thai military junta on Sunday threatened to use a martial court to prosecute offenders as the protests against the coup are escalating in capital Bangkok.
The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) said people who commit crimes, including facing lese majeste charges, creating security threats and defying its orders, would be taken to the martial court. Full Story
Yingluck released by Thai military junta
BANGKOK, May 26 (Xinhua) -- Thai former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban and a number of other people under military detention have been released, local media reported Monday.
Yingluck was allowed to return home Sunday night from an army camp in Bangkok in an order issued by the National Council for Peace and Order, Bangkok Post quoted an army source as saying. Full Story