As military leaders who ousted Thailand's president promise a return to democracy, Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej expressed support for the coup. Because the king is revered in Thailand, his endorsement is expected to dissuade those who might try to reinstall the president. Bangkok was calm Wednesday and traffic was minimal; most schools and businesses were closed. Residents of the capital expressed hope that the coup will resolve the paralysis that has gripped the national government for nearly a year.
Thai King Throws Support to Coup Leaders
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