Updated: 05/26/2014 12:53 | By Agence France-Presse

Thai king appoints army chief as junta head

Thailand's king has formally appointed the army chief as head of the nation's new military junta following a recent coup.


"To restore peace and order in the country and for sake of unity, the king appointed General Prayut Chan-O-Cha as head of the National Council of Peace and Order to run the country," according to a royal command seen by AFP on Monday.

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