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Army's duty to intervene to prevent conflicts, says ex-chief on coup anniversary


The Army does not need to be polite in taking political action, General Chettha Thanajaro, a former Army chief, commented on the sixth anniversary of the 2014 coup.

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He said on Friday (May 22) that even though political issues were not the Army’s responsibility, protection of the country was its duty.
“The Army does not need to be polite in taking political action because it has to prevent conflicts in the country,” he said. “I believe the Army must carry Thailand and when conflicts occur, it must intervene and leave when the country returns to peace.”
He added it was understandable that the Army would be criticised but people would change their minds over the course of time when they realise its responsibility.
He said current Army chief Apirat Kongsompong was doing a great job in national matters.

Published : May 22, 2020

By : The Nation