Thai Junta Leader Suggests Military Could Step in Again

February 10, 2015 10:52 AM

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Thailand's junta leader says the military will return to the barracks once a civilian government is chosen, but he stopped short of ruling out another coup "if something cannot be solved" by the new government.

"The military has its proper role as a government agency, so don't worry," Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the junta leader, told the Nikkei newspaper in an interview published Tuesday. An election for a new government will be held as early as the end of this year, he said.

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