Supreme Commander says coup cannot solve problems

July 8th, 2008 - 9:52 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The Supreme Commander, Gen. Boonsrang Niumpradit, says he has not been informed about another coup.

Gen. Boonsrang comments on the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD)’s claim that certain military officials from Class 10 of the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School could be plotting to stage a coup, saying he has not heard such news. He insists that there are no signals for the preparation of another coup, and having a coup would not truely solve the problems in the country. He says the army does not like to stage a coup.

Gen. Boonsrang says it would not be appropriate to force people to think in a certain way in a democratic society. However, he says people have to understand the actual situation, and the role of the army is to serve the public.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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