From today’s Sydney Morning Herald:

The stability created by the coup did not come cheaply. General Sonthi said yesterday the coup leaders had withdrawn 1 billion baht from a secret treasury fund to pay for the operation. “Each of us came out to prevent loss of life, everyone coming out to do it must eat and drink. We didn’t do it in any corrupt way,” he said.

Eat and drink? Staging a coup sure must stimulate the appetite.