Latest news from Thailand states that the pentagon cancelled the military drill early on Saturday. The Pentagon is working towards restoring the Southeast Asian country’s democracy. It has even cancelled three of its collaboration with the Royal Thai Armed Forces and has also propagated that there are high chances that the U.S military relations would be hampered with Thailand until the democracy is restored.
Rear Adm. John Kirby, the press secretary of Pentagon stated in the news that Thailand would need to reconsider its military relations with the U.S. for the sake of its democracy.
In an attempt to neutralize potential opposition and critics several activists, journalists and academic professionals surrendered themselves and gave in to the military authorities.
Just after a few days of the army seizing power in Thailand’s first every coup in about 8 years, it faced a lot of opposition and protests.
The Senate absorbed its legislative powers and left the institution.
The annual naval exercise consisted of more than 700 U.S. troops that also included ships, sailors, marines and the aircraft.
Kirby, in a news interview stated that they request the Royal Thai Armed Forces to take their next move forward only if it is in the best interest of the country, abiding by the regulations and preserving the democratic rights of its people.
More than 100 people that include some of the top politicians have been detained. The army spokesperson swears that they are all treated very well with no compromise given the situation.
In broadcast news from the Thailand military, the junta called for 35 more eminent people that consisted of politicians and other political activists and some more journalists.
Many military mediator and analysts argue that this is not an attempt of preserving democracy but authoritarianism in its crudest form.
The lasted news from BangkokPost , Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), on Monday promised to alleviate the people’s hardships, with rice farmers high on the list, and then return the country to democracy, but would neither confirm nor deny if he would be interim prime minister.
He was speaking afterattending a ceremony to receive the royal command officially appointing himthe head of the coup junta’s NCPO atarmy headquarters in Bangkok onMonday morning.
Gen Prayuth stressed his belief that the NCPOhad to take control of national administration to solve national problems. He said Thailand had faced serious problems for nine years and the people had suffered from the political situation and the violence over thepast six months.