VOA NEWS: Army Stages Coup in Thailand, Suspends Constitution

BANGKOK — Thailand's military coup leaders suspended the nation's constitution and ordered the country's acting prime minister and cabinet to report to the army on Thursday, two days after the army chief imposed martial law.

Thailand’s army chief, Gen. Prayuth Chan-Ocha, flanked by the heads of the armed forces, appeared on all major television stations late Thursday afternoon and declared the military and police are now running the kingdom’s government.
 
Prayuth said it is necessary for the military and police to “take control of governing the country.” He said the army will restore order and push through political reform.

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