No more coups in Thailand? Only one man has the answer

M41 Walker Bulldog tanks in Bangkok

M41 Walker Bulldog tanks parked within the Ministry of Defense compound in Bangkok during the 2006 coup. Photo: Roger jg. CC BY-SA 2.5.

The “coup question” is raised by the Thai press almost every time a new Army chief takes over.

Indeed, nearly every Royal Thai Army chief in recent history has at some point been asked: “Will there be another coup?”, “Can you confirm there will be no coup during your tenure?” and “What is your response to coup rumours?”

These questions are raised every time there are signs of political confrontation, turmoil or civil disorder.

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By Thai PBS World

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