Prayuth refuses to involve the army in politics


BANGKOK, 4 March 2014  – The Army Chief has requested protestors, especially the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), to not persuade the army to choose any sides because it may lead to a bigger conflict. 

Army Chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha defended himself regarding a comment he made earlier that ousting the current government would be the equivalent of having employees fire the owner of the company. Needless to say, that comment received a lot of criticism and made a number of people enraged.

General Prayuth mentioned that his remarks were only a comparison to an organization’s business structure and should not be taken as anything more serious. The Army Chief also requested the protestors not to push for the army’s involvement in the political conflicts as it could escalate the level of violence.

Meanwhile, Deputy Army Spokesman Colonel Vinthai Suwaree has declared that the Army will provide the best level of protection to everybody and monitor any suspicious activities in the political protests.