Thai coup leader threatens crackdown if protests resume

May 26th, 2014  
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Topic: Thai coup leader threatens crackdown if protests resume

By Martin Petty and Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday he had been formally endorsed by the king as head of a military council that will run the country, and warned he would use force if political protests flared up again. Among them, Italian-Thai Development Pcl, the country's largest construction firm, rose 0.5 percent even though the army has summoned its president, Premchai Karnasuta, to appear on Monday, along with 37 others including political associates and big business allies of Thaksin.


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