Thai Constitutional Court suspends Prayut's premiership

BANGKOK, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Constitutional Court announced on Wednesday to temporarily suspend the premiership of Prime Minister (PM) Prayut Chan-o-cha.

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The court's order, effective on Wednesday, came following a petition filed by the opposition for a ruling on when Prayut's eight-year tenure should conclude.

The suspension will remain in place until further review of the court.

Born in 1954, Prayut was selected as the interim prime minister after a 2014 coup and was later royally endorsed as the 29th PM of the country.