The Army chief Wednesday insisted it was the military's duty to protect the monarchy and that it was not complacent in assuming the responsibility.
General Prayuth Chanocha also called on the public to help the military defend the monarchy against efforts to undermine the institution. He suggested social boycott against the offenders of lese majeste law.
“You can’t employ the law alone. The authorities involved are trying to use both legal and political means in dealing with this issue. It’s not that we are complacent or that we are not firm about protecting the monarchy,” Prayuth said.
“Most people in this country are aware what is going on. The point is that we have to help protect His Majesty the King and the monarchy,” the Army chief said.