Prem, military and monarchy

3 01 2011

In the annual year-end round of events, it is reported that the military top brass made their annual pilgrimage-like visit to see the old war horse and President of the king’s politically powerful Privy Council General Prem Tinsulanonda. For an early comment on Prem and the monarchy, see this PDF.

Privy Council President General Prem Tinsulanonda

Led by Defense Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan armed forces commanders went “to convey well-wishes” to Prem at his Sisao Theves residence.

Adding the political spice to the mix, the military brass was joined by the “co-founders of Ruam Chat Pattana Party, Suwat Liptapanlop and Pinij Jarusombut, and Pheu Pandin Party executive Pairoj Suwanchawee…”. The two parties are said to be about to merge to “create a new stronger group capable of resolving the country’s problems.” Hence this meeting suggests Prem’s support for the move.

Prawit complimented Prem “his strong allegiance to the Monarchy and pledged that the military will work for the overall good of Thailand.” Prem, of course, thanked his loyal troops and “urged them to protect public interest and the Monarchy.” For Prem, the two are indivisible. Hence he also urges “plac[ing] priority on tasks of maintaining the country’s peace and protecting the nation’s sovereignty.”

The puppet master can’t keep his hands off the strings.

Military top brass today carry out their year end tradition in wishing the Privy Council president a happy New Year. 

Defense Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan led armed forces commanders to convey well-wishes to Privy Council President General Prem Tinsulanonda at his Si Sao Thewes residence.

Prawit paid a compliment to the Privy Council chief for his strong allegiance to the Monarchy and pledged that the military will work for the overall good of Thailand.

In his reply, Prem thanked the military top brass for their well wishes and urged them to protect public interest and the Monarchy.

The Privy Council chief also asked the military to place priority on tasks of maintaining the country’s peace and protecting the nation’s sovereignty.

Together with armed forces leaders, co-founders of Ruam Chat Pattana Party, Suwat Liptapanlop and Pinij Jarusombut, and Pheu Pandin Party executive Pairoj Suwanchawee also joined in the well-wishing.

Paijoj told Prem he will serve the country at his best and help rebuild national unity.

Pairoj also said it is still not the appropriate time for his party to merge with Ruam Chat Pattana, saying the two parties need more talks about the issue.

He sad a merger of political parties is possible if the move can create a new stronger group capable of resolving the country’s problems.

 

Military top brass today carry out their year end tradition in wishing the Privy Council president a happy New Year. 

Defense Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan led armed forces commanders to convey well-wishes to Privy Council President General Prem Tinsulanonda at his Si Sao Thewes residence.

Prawit paid a compliment to the Privy Council chief for his strong allegiance to the Monarchy and pledged that the military will work for the overall good of Thailand.

In his reply, Prem thanked the military top brass for their well wishes and urged them to protect public interest and the Monarchy.

The Privy Council chief also asked the military to place priority on tasks of maintaining the country’s peace and protecting the nation’s sovereignty.

Together with armed forces leaders, co-founders of Ruam Chat Pattana Party, Suwat Liptapanlop and Pinij Jarusombut, and Pheu Pandin Party executive Pairoj Suwanchawee also joined in the well-wishing.

Paijoj told Prem he will serve the country at his best and help rebuild national unity.

Pairoj also said it is still not the appropriate time for his party to merge with Ruam Chat Pattana, saying the two parties need more talks about the issue.

He sad a merger of political parties is possible if the move can create a new stronger group capable of resolving the country’s problems.


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