3rd Army told to take legal action against people with illegal activities


BANGKOK, 2 March 2014 Activities by political groups in the northern region have been found to be nonconstructive and possibly illegal, said the Royal Thai Army. 

According to Colonel Winthai Suwari, the Deputy Army Spokesperson, the Army Commander-in-Chief has instructed the 3rd Army to take legal action against people who behave illegally during political activities. Those who are engaged in political activities have been urged to exercise caution to ensure that they do not break the law. Although political expression is a right under the Thai constitution, but expressing the desire to secede from the nation is outside the boundaries of the constitution.

Colonel Winthai added that seditious speeches delivered by Wutthipong “Ko Tee” Kotchathammakhun are being examined by authorities.