Thai Army briefs ambassadors on political situation


BANGKOK, 24 May 2014  – The Royal Thai Army this week convened a meeting with foreign ambassadors and diplomats to inform them of the current situation in Thailand.


Ambassadors from various countries met Thai military officials to be briefed on the coup after Army General Prayuth Chan-ocha seized power amid a political crisis. The meeting, which took place at the Army Club, also saw more than 100 political leaders and other related personnel reporting to the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council (NPOMC) which had been set up to administer the country.

Among the political leaders was former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her ministers who were, after the meeting, taken to an undisclosed location.

Meanwhile, NPOMC Chief Prayuth Chan-ocha, in his capacity as acting Prime Minister, has reiterated that reform must take place before an election can be staged.