Gen. Prayuth expresses concern over protest against amnesty bill

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BANGKOK, 31 October 2013 Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha has expressed his concerns over the ongoing protest against the controversial amnesty bill – urging the demonstrators to remain within the boundaries of law. 

According to the army chief, the army will keep a close watch on the situation. He also urged demonstrators not set up roadblocks or resort to violence, adding that the horrific 2010 protest aftermath should be a valuable lesson for all.

In regard to the indictment against former prime minister Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva and former deputy prime minister Mr. Suthep Thaugsuban, Gen. Prayuth stated that the public should have confidence in the justice system and let everything run its course accordingly.

However, the army chief was bemused at the attorney general disregarding the men-in-black that infiltrated the 2010 protest crackdown – stating that it had been clearly shown in the media and newspaper that those armed men did exist. Where they came from, however, would have to be investigated and proven in court.