A military spokesman in a televised announcement saying , this step is taken to ensure the " accuracy " of the people received the news .
Previously , the Thai Armed Forces Chief General Prayut Chan - O - Chan through televised speech announced that the military took over the government after seven months of chaotic politics never ends .
( read: burung kenari )
" To restore to normal state quickly , the National Peacekeeping Committee consisting of the Army , Air Force , and the Thai police took power on May 22, 2014 at 16:30 , " said General Prayut Chan - O - Chan .
This coup statement just two days after the military declared martial law conditions in Thailand . However , when the military asserted that it is not an emergency coup .
When the emergency was announced , thousands of soldiers backed up weaponry and combat vehicles deployed to vital locations , such as economic centers , television stations , and hospitality areas .
The last time the Thai military staged a coup was in 2006 when the ouster of Thaksin Shinawatra, the prime minister of the chair .