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Thai election

Thai junta clamps down on opposition after election

Analyst says king's announcements may have boosted military government's confidence

Thailand's Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong strongly criticized the anti-junta coalition on Tuesday.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- The military government and Royal Thai Army have ramped up pressure on opposition leaders who have questioned the validity of an election that is likely to return the junta to power.

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