Former Thailand Prime Minister detained, military outlines reform agenda

May 23, 2014 5:28 PM

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BANGKOK: Thailand's former premier Yingluck Shinawatra and some members of her powerful business family were detained today as the military junta tightened its grip on power a day after staging a bloodless coup.

Yingluck, 46, and scores of politicians from the deposed government had been told to report to the military today. She was kept for several hours at a military facility here and then driven to an undisclosed location. Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who has appointed himself the new Prime Mini...

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