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Army chief’s refusal to rule out another coup draws ire

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Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer (right), I Corps deputy commanding general, greets Royal Thai Army Lt. Gen. Apirat Kongsompong, First Army Area commander in Thailand

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash - Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer (right), I Corps deputy commanding general, greets Royal Thai Army Lt. Gen. Apirat Kongsompong, First Army Area commander in Thailand, after a ride in a Stryker vehicle at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Mar. 8, 2017. Photo By: Staff Sgt. Bryan Michael Dominique (I Corps) / US INDOPACOM.


New army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong is the focus of attacks by key Pheu Thai Party members after his controversial statement that he could not rule out another coup after the promised general election.

He said if the political situation warranted it, with renewed rioting and unrest, he could not rule out another military coup.

Full story: Bangkok Post

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