Army asked to protect Thai monarchy against Saturday’s planned protest at the Grand Palace

A group of royalists submitted a petition to Army Chief Gen. Narongpan Jittkaewtae today (Thursday), asking the military to step in to protect the monarchy from threats posed by anti-establishment…

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Monday’s helicopter activity related to Royal motorcade security – Army Chief

The increased helicopter activity, heard over several areas of Bangkok on Monday night, was part of security arrangements for the motorcade of Their Majesties the King and Queen, said Army…

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Army chief dismisses chance of another military coup as “minus”

Army Commander-in-Chief General Narongphan Chitkaewtae has dismissed the chance of a military coup in Thailand as a “minus” possibility, saying that he believes the country will weather the current political…

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Gen Apirat: Army chief with strong political views

Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong has stirred up politics and ruffled more than a few feathers during his two years as Thailand’s most powerful military figure. He has launched repeated…

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Army chief concerned about activist criticism of Thai Monarchy on social media

Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong said today that he is uncomfortable with some student activists using improper language about the Monarchy on social media. While admitting that student activists have…

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Army chief assures that he has no political ambitions and will not meddle in politics

Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong said today (Monday) that he does not aspire to become a politician, preferring to be a friend of politicians, as he dismissed as unrealistic speculation…

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Army chief blames same group from attacks in 2006 for today’s explosions

Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong has blamed the same group of people “with an old mindset” who engineered bomb attacks in Bangkok in 2006 for being behind the multiple explosions…

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Army chief warns against divisive rhetoric

Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Komgsompong today issued a stern warning to politicians and academics to refrain from making statements which foment unrest, political divide, and challenge the constitutional monarchy. In…

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Army chief tells media to listen to “Nak Paendin” ultra-nationalist song

Thailand’s Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong responded to a reporter’s question this morning about his view of the current political situation by suggesting the media listen to the old ultra-nationalist…

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