Interim constitution announced in Thailand
The new rulers say the previous constitution had too many 'loopholes' which allowed abuse of power.india Updated: Oct 01, 2006 09:14 IST
Thailand's ruling military announced on Sunday an interim constitution, which was to be followed by the naming of a prime minister to head the country for the next year. The announcement was made on television stations after King Bhumibol Adulyadej endorsed the document.
The military abolished a 1997 constitution after seizing power from Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a bloodless coup on September 19. The new rulers say the previous constitution had too many 'loopholes' which allowed Thaksin and his cronies to abuse power and engage in widespread corruption.