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Thais Jail Former Military Officers for Roles in Coup

September 17, 1985|Associated Press

BANGKOK, Thailand — Four former top-echelon military officers, one a political party leader and former prime minister, were arrested today and charged with treason in a failed coup on Sept. 9.

Police identified the four as Kriangsak Chomanand, a former supreme commander; his one-time deputy, Krasae Intharatna; Serm Nanakorn, another former armed forces supreme commander, and Yod Thephasadin, former deputy army commander in chief.

Kriangsak is a former prime minister and currently leader of the National Democratic Party, one of four parties in the coalition government of Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda.

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