NCPO : public urged to avoid protests


BANGKOK, 25 May 2014  – The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) does not have any plan to benefit any specific person but aims only to bring reconciliation to Thais. At this time all members of the public are urged to avoid protests, the army deputy spokesman Col Winthai Suwaree said in a statement to the media.

Meanwhile, he asked for cooperation from civil servants, police officers, and military officers in exercising restraint as well as acknowledging the principal aim which is to eradicate national conflicts. He again addressed users of social media saying they should cease their insinuations, while media personnel should refrain from criticisms of responsible officials.

The spokesman also pointed out that Panthongtae Shinawatra, the eldest son of the ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, had been sent back to his home in Bangkok from Chiang Mai after talks with officials, and he has not been detained by the NCPO.