Updated: 05/20/2014 07:43 | By Agence France-Presse

Thai government not consulted about martial law: PM's aide

Thailand's embattled government was not consulted in advance by the military about the declaration of martial law but it is still in power, said the chief security adviser to Prime Minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan.


Thai government not consulted about martial law: PM's aide

Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan, who was promoted to the role of caretaker premier at the permanent secretary for defence suburb of Bangkok on May 7, 2014 - by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul

"The caretaker government still exists with Niwattumrong as caretaker prime minister. Everything is normal except the military is responsible for all national security issues," Paradon Pattanatabut told AFP.

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