NCPO believes international community won’t support anti-coup group


BANGKOK, June 25 — Thailand’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) believes that foreign governments will not support the Organisation of Free Thais for Human Rights and Democracy (FT-HD).

NCPO deputy spokesman Col Winthai Suvaree said that he believed foreign countries will not support the anti-coup Organisation of Free Thais for Human Rights and Democracy (FT-HD) which the exiled former leader of the Pheu Thai Party Charupong Ruangsuwan claimed has been established overseas.

Col Winthai added that the NCPO would coordinate and talk directly with all concerned parties if there was such movement in any country.

Meanwhile, Permanent-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Sihasak Phuangketkeow said officials would further investigate as there was no clear evidence of the anti-coup organisation based in a Scandinavian country as now rumoured.

Pheu Thai Party acting deputy secretary-general Chawalit Wichayasut told journalists that the former ruling party was not involved in setting up any anti-coup group, and gave assurances that the party would not stage any campaign against the Peace and Order Council so that it could carry out the planned roadmap and restore democracy in the country shortly.