Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Friday criticised television soap operas for promoting violence and divisions in society said he wanted scripts to encourage reconciliation, and would write them himself if he had to.
Thailand`s junta has appointed as advisers two retired generals with palace connections, putting powerful establishment figures hostile towards former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra firmly in the ascendant in the country`s long-running power struggle.
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.
Thailand`s new junta ordered former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and three other relatives of controversial billionaire-turned-politician Thaksin Shinawatra to report to military authorities on Friday.
In wake of martial law imposed by Royal Thai Army, Thailand`s former PM Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday expressed his concerns over the situation, hoping that the move doesn`t compromise on people`s rights and democracy.
Thailand`s interim prime minister expressed hope on Monday that February`s annulled general election could be re-run soon, and said anti-government protesters would not succeed in getting the Senate to impose an alternative premier.