1. POWER-GRAB

    Thai Military Rounds Up Pols and Profs

    The Thai military is solidifying its control over the country after ousting the former government in a coup. The military has already summoned and detained 200 political officials, and it expanded that list over the weekend to include two dozen writers and professors. Former Education Minister Chaturon Chaisang told Reuters that the cabinet had been trapped by the military at a meeting on Thursday. After rounding up the cabinet, the army went on national television saying talks with government officials had failed and the military was taking power. Thais have taken to protesting in the streets, but on Sunday, coup leaderGen. Prayuth Chan-ocha instructed “all civil servants and police to be patient, sacrifice and accept the principle of ridding the country from conflict.”

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