Military and Press Quarrel in Thailand as Coup Enters 2nd Week

In the wake of a takeover by Thailand's military, some of the most respected Thai journalists are putting pressure on coup leaders to lay out their plans for the country, NBC News reported. Wassana Nanuam of the Bangkok Post has been particularly insistent, repeatedly asking the coup's leader, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, when a general election will be held and if the general intends to become prime minister. The military slammed back at Wassana, criticizing his "aggressive questions" and saying that the time frame to a new election could be "indefinite." Pro-democracy protests have continued around the country with hundreds of dissenters believed to be in custody.

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