Military top brass meet on current political situation


Supreme Commander General Thanasak Patimaprakorn has urged all sides to refrain from using violence amid the rising political temperature. 

The comment came after the meeting among military top brass yesterday at the Royal Thai Army Headquarter, during which General Thanasak commented that the political sector must find a way to peacefully address its problems.

Army Chief General Prayuth Chan-Ocha revealed that the meeting had unanimously agreed to provide security for the people, referring to the planned rallies of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee leaders inside Lumpini Park and the rally by United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship near Buddhamonthon roads, both this Saturday.

According to General Prayuth, the meeting also set up guidelines for the military personnel to follow in case the two sides clash; however, he declined to give specific details on the matter. He urged both groups not to resort to using violence and to have faith in the judicial system. He hoped for the nation to have a peaceful Songkran.

In regard to recent politically related bombings, shootings and other incidents, police head honcho Adul Saengsingkeaw said investigations are now underway.