Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-O-cha vowed to maintain peace for the country’s prosperity in a televised address on May 22.

The Thai Prime Minister, who head the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), said that the coup one year ago was made to deal with the political crisis.

According to the PM, his government is putting efforts into solving political and economic problems while moving the country forward under a reform road map laid out by the junta after the coup.

The army toppled former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and seized power during a coup on May 22, 2014, following months of antigovernment rallies that often included fatal violence.-VNA