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Don't worry - there is no coup, Thai military reassures citizens

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Don't worry - there is no coup, Thai military reassures citizens

 

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Thailand's military on Sunday issued a statement to reassure citizens that the country is not about to witness yet another military coup.

 

After film of a military convoy travelling in Lopburi was posted online the army was forced to explain that there were no military moves in the lead up to the election.

 

It was just exercises. 

 

One woman had made a video with accompanying exclamations that it all seemed suspicious - she might have read one of the signs in Thai on the side of a tank. 

 

It said "on exercises".

 

Still, the video caused widespread concern and forced Piyapong Klinphan to issue a statement saying it was just part of army training that was being carried on between February 1st and 21st. 

 

Also at the weekend came a post purporting to be a ministerial directive in the government gazette ordering the sacking of the army commander in chief Apirat Kongsompong and other senior generals. 

 

Article 44 was mention as being used to remove the high ranking generals.

 

PM spokesman Thaksada Sangkhajan said it was fake and officials had been instructed to file a complaint to arrest the perpetrator. 

 

The order was no longer present on the www.mratchakitcha.soc.go.th site. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

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Urgent : Legal action to be taken against perpetrators of fake junta order

By The Nation

 

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The Secretariat of the Cabinet is planning to take legal action against the individuals who falsified a junta order removing the military's commanders in chief, deputy government spokeswoman Taksada Sangkachan said on Monday.

 

She also warned the public not to believe the order, saying Savitri Chamnarnkit, assistant secretary general of the Cabinet has already asked police to file charges against those behind the production of the order.

 

The order, which indicated that active post commanders of the Army, Navy and the Air Force, were to be removed, spread on social network platforms during the weekend. It also claimed the transfers were royally approved and promulgated in the Royal Gazette. 

 

The fake order coincided with rumours of a possible coup d'etat.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/politics/30363900

 

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A rumor spread by a so call foreign journalist based in over sea...🙄

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This Thai lady looks as sexy as some of the Vietnamese officials I used to deal with in Hanoi back in 1989... 

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Toyland history shows that if the election result is not satisfactory, a military coup will happen, I would think befor songran can add one more to the 28 in the past 70 years or so....

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