By Chitraporn Senvong
This seminar is part of the Army’s public relations efforts to provide its side of the story after it charged 12 people, including Opposition leaders and academics, of sedition.
The sedition charges came when the Opposition and academics held a seminar on the solutions for southern border provinces and the campaign to amend the Constitution.
Representatives from seven political parties have filed a countersuit against the 4th Army Area commander.
Meanwhile, the special seminar will also touch upon the subject of senior judge Khanakorn Pianchana shooting himself in a Yala courtroom after reading a verdict. It is believed he turned the gun on himself to protest against his supervisors interfering in his verdict on a criminal case.
Apirat had previously said that his speech would focus on solving problems in the South, especially since he had once commanded a special task force in Yala province and had spent a year and a half living in the South.