Thailand’s military junta ordered 35 more people to report to it by this afternoon or risk arrest, including ruling party members ousted in the coup, academics and a former protest leader who once seized Bangkok’s airports.
Thailand’s junta met the head of the central bank, the stock exchange and other economic officials to discuss measures to safeguard growth in Southeast Asia’s second- biggest economy three days after a military coup.
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva signaled he may call an election as early as April, undercutting street protests that have limited gains in the country’s stocks and currency as he seeks to remain in office.
Thailand’s government, which has been operating for months as a caretaker with limited powers amid political unrest, reached an agreement with the Election Commission to hold new general elections on July 20.
Thailand’s caretaker government installed an acting prime minister to stave off collapse after a court removed Yingluck Shinawatra, casting doubt on a general election planned for July and risking renewed protests.