Thai King's chief adviser praises 2014 Coup

Khaosod English The top adviser to His Majesty the King has praised the 2014 military coup as a necessary action that saved Thailand from chaos.

Gen Prem Tinsulanonda, the 94-year-old chairman of the Privy Council, also lauded coupmaker and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha for his decision to seized power from the elected government on 22 May 2014. 
 
Gen Prayuth was paying a visit to Gen. Prem at his official residence in Bangkok this morning and wishing him well for the new year when the Privy Councilor delivered the comments. 
 
Prem, who led Thailand as the Prime Minister from 1980 to 1988, is widely seen to be an extremely influential figure among the palace circle and the military due to his position as a personal adviser to King Bhumibol. 
 
His praise of the 2014 coup is therefore considered the most high profile endorsement of the military takeover so far. 
 
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