Thursday, June 30, 2011

Prayuth: No coup even if PT wins

June 30, 2011
Source: Bangkok Post

There will definitely not be a coup even if the Pheu Thai Party wins the election and has the legitimacy to form a government, Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha reiterated on Thursday.

The army chief was replying to questions raised by reporters on his return from a visit to Korea.

Gen Prayuth also repeated his call that all sides refrain from trying to drag the military into politics. Whoever is government, the army is duty-bound to protect national sovereignty, he said.

A sked about concerns that fighting on the border might resume now Thailand had announced its withdrawal from the World Heritage Convention, he said fighting was not a solution to existing problems, which need to be solved through negotiations.

Gen Prayuth said he believed Thailand and Cambodia would soon resume talks.

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