Thai coup repressive, likely to last
US says it would continue to urge the Thai military rulers to lift martial law.
The United States says the current military coup in Thailand is more repressive and likely to last longer than the last one.
This has been stated by the US principal deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asia, Scot Marciel during a testimony in the House of Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington.
He said the United States would continue to urge the Thai military rulers to lift martial law and hold elections sooner than a vague 15-months timeline.