Thai junta chief says 'won't stand for' criticism of military

April 3, 2015 6:42 AM

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Thai junta chief says 'won't stand for' criticism of military

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha defended a controversial security order two days after the junta lifted martial law and warned that he would not tolerate criticism of the Thai army, which retains sweeping powers under the new measures.

The United Nations human rights chief has expressed alarm over the new measures, saying martial law had been replaced with something "even more draconian", and other critics say the new measures give Prayuth absolute power.

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