Army chief and PM discussed southern unrest

July 10th, 2008 - 11:31 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army, Gen. Anupong Paochinda, discussed the ongoing southern unrest and the major incidents that took place last week with the Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Mr. Samak Sundaravej, yesterday (July 9th).

Gen. Anupong said Mr. Samak was concerned over the recent violent events that happened in the deep South. He said the Prime Minister told him to follow up the details of southern operations closely.

In addition, Gen. Anupong said he is performing his duties without any hidden agenda. He said violent measures and a coup d’état should not be carried out to solve problems in the country, as the Thai society was considerably weakened from such events in the past.

The army chief said some proceedings may not satisfy certain groups of people, but if they are under the law, the national situation should improve.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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