A reform council and a national assembly will be set up to fill the void and work on national reform before a new election can be held, diplomats in Thailand were told on Friday.
Coup leader Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha met 87 diplomats from 58 countries, 21 of whom are ambassadors, on Friday evening.
During the two-hour briefing, the general said the putsch was necessary to restart the administration so that serious problems, especially those involving the rice-pledging scheme, could be solved, Sihasak Phuangketkeow, foreign affairs permanent secretary, said.
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