The Thai military commander , Gen. Prayuth Chan - ocha , also stated that it will reform the country before the election was held . After that , the power in Thailand will be handed back to the public .
" We have detained Yingluck , sister and brother -in-law , " said a senior Thai military officer told Reuters on Saturday ( 05/24/2014 ) .
( Read: ratu kroto )
" We will do it ( reform ) , not more than a week , it would be too long . We just need to set things in this country , "said the officer who declined to be identified it .
He also declined to say where Yingluck detained . However , local media said Yingluck was detained at a military base in Saraburi province , north of Bangkok .
Meanwhile , an aide to a cabinet minister in the deposed government who refused to be identified , said several people , including ministers were also arrested . The military also imposed a curfew still in Thailand from 22:00 to 5:00 pm local time .
In the area of Chiang Mai , the mass pro - Shinawatra family of around 80 people gathered in the streets to oppose the coup . They vowed to stay on the road every day .
Former education minister in the Yingluck government cabinet via Facebook , also criticized the Thai military coup . " A coup would only make the situation worse . The seizure of power is not the way out , "wrote Chaturon Chaisang , a former minister 's name .