[JURIST] Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] announced his support on Tuesday for an interim constitution [PDF; in Thai] that would grant extensive authority to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) [MThai report, in Thai], the military junta currently in power. King Bhumibol announced [Reuters report] his endorsement during a routine royal news bulletin. The NCPO, which has controlled Thailand since a coup expelled former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra [BBC profile] in May, has declared...

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