Military chief and the “election”

14 02 2019

The Bangkok Post headline at its website (but not in the linked story) states: “The army commander, back in Bangkok, scoffed at coup rumours…”.

That brief note might be seen as some kind of confirmation that Gen Apirat Kongsompong was indeed in Europe meeting with the king.

He also “explained how soldiers would ‘assist’ at every election poll booth on March 24.” This move, he claimed, was “in line with regulations stipulated by the Election Commission…”.

Military personnel on every booth will provide the junta with yet another advantage.

Apirat then appealed for “people not to panic or fall prey to individuals who want to distort situations through social media…”. He then went further and declared it was “the same old faces” who are seeking to “politicise certain moves and developments…”.


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