BANGKOK, 7 May 2014 – Supreme Commander of the Thai Armed Forces General Thanasak Patimaprakorn has denied rumors that he is supporting the political reform road map proposed by the Democrat Party.
After presiding over a seminar held at the Thailand National Defense College, General Thanasak said it was just a rumor that he supported the Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva’s nine-point political road,map, affirming his neutrality on political issues.
The rumor began to spread after the supreme commander had met with Mr. Abhisit on April 28th to exchange thoughts and ideas.
The Democrat Party leader has proposed that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra resign and that the election be postponed in order to avoid the possibility of future violence and a military coup d’etat. The proposal also calls for a neutral interim government, which will be in charge of a political reform. The reform process should take about 18 months, and the election should be organized within 150-180 days upon the completion of the reform.