Tue, May 24, 2022

in-focus

NCPO hits back at Thaksin over FB post


The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) on Saturday rebuked Thaksin Shinawatra for his latest Facebook post yesterday, and said the former premier should refrain from crying foul and distorting facts.

In his latest Facebook post, Thaksin expressed his frustrations at being blamed or linked to major bad incidents that have occurred in the country, including the explosions in front of the Erawan Shrine as well as bombings in the far South.
His family, he said, was also being targeted, referring to the ongoing attempt to collect tax on Shin shares that were sold more than a decade ago.
This was the first major reaction from Thaksin after two years of silence.
Thaksin insisted on his loyalty to the monarchy, and said coups were dangerous for the country.
Colonel Piyapong Klinpan, spokesperson for the NCPO, said Thaksin’s post may have stemmed from his feelings of home-sickness. If the former prime minister wishes to see the country make progress, he should stop hurting it and distorting facts.
Piyapong said, instead, Thaksin should come back and go through the legal process.

Published : April 01, 2017

By : The Nation