Thai coup leader to receive royal endorsement

May 26, 2014 6:39 PM

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Thai coup leader to receive royal endorsement

One day after Thailand’s military junta stiffened warnings to crackdown on civilian opposition to its takeover of power, the country’s monarchy was set on Monday to officially endorse the general who staged the coup.

Army Commander Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha was expected to receive the endorsement formalising his status as head of government at the army headquarters in Bangkok. It was not known whether King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest serving monarch, would attend the ceremony. The 86-year-old king’s hea...

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