Army chief dismisses coup rumour, but again says “don’t cross the line”

Thai soldiers at Chang Phueak Gate in Chiang Mai

Thai soldiers, police truck at Chang Phueak Gate in Chiang Mai. Photo: Takeaway.

Thailand’s Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong today ruled out the possibility of a coup d’état , saying that unfounded reports of a coup were spread by “the same old group of people” and he asked the public not to fall prey to fake news on social media.

General Apirat said that sightings of tanks on the streets was used by those with ill-intent to spread false rumours. Confirming the army’s political neutrality, and that they would always be on the side of the people, he added “The truth is there is nothing. Everything is proceeding in accordance with the election timeline.”

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By Thai PBS World

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