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.
First Published: Oct 01, 2006 09:14 IST