Army urges all sides not to make negative assumptions


BANGKOK, 10 Jan 2014  The Army is urging all sides not to make negative assumptions or jump to any conclusions, saying it does not want to see violence take place on or after January 13th. 

Deputy Army Spokesman Col Winthai Suvaree revealed that the military’s main duty, assigned by the Center for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO), was to protect government offices and assist members of the public who may need medical attention.

He also urged all sides not to draw any conclusions or make negative assumptions following the planned mass rally by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) on January 13th.

The deputy spokesman also assured the public that the army would abide by the rule of law as well as serving both the people and the nation. Col Winthai asked everyone not to force the army to take side and always put the nation’s interest first before making any decisions.