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General Apirat appointed Deputy Secretary of the Palace

Outgoing Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong has been appointed Deputy Secretary of the Royal Palace by His Majesty the King. Also appointed to the same position is Naras Savestanan, Director-General…

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Thai army chief Apirat Kongsompong cries during a news conference in Bangkok, Thailand, following last weekend’s shooting rampage by a soldier at a mall in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima, February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

Korat gunman owned 5 guns bought under army welfare program

Jakrapanth Thomma, the gunman who shot 30 people dead during a rampage in Nakhon Ratchasima over the weekend, owned five legally-registered guns, including three pistols, one shotgun and a rifle,…

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Army chief accuses some of creating a ‘proxy crisis’ in Thailand

The current political situation in Thailand has the appearance of a ‘proxy crisis’, created by elements using others to wage a campaign against the Government, Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong…

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House committee to invite General Apirat for chat over his controversial speech

The House Committee for Security Affairs, National Borders, Strategy and Reform has agreed to invite Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong to an “exchange of views” on October 21st over the…

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Thanathorn says General Apirat’s controversial speech may fuel hatred among Thais

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit expressed concern today (Saturday) that Army Command-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong’s speech, given at the Army headquarters yesterday, may fuel the fire of hatred among…

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Army chief voices concern over the spread of fake news  

Thailand’s Army Commander-in-Chief, General Apirat Kongsompong, has expressed serious concern over the spread of fake news, some of which seems intended to discredit the government and the military. He said that, while he did not want to describe the use of fake…

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Army chief recommends listening to an old Thai song ‘Kilet Manoot’

According to an informed army source, Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong has recommended that his aides and acquaintances listen to an old Thai song called “Kilet Manoot” or (Human Defilement)…

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Seri Ruam Thai leader faces defamation charges from army chief

Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong has ordered legal action to be taken against Seri Ram Thai party leader Pol Gen Seripisut Temiyavej for allegedly insulting an army officer and his…

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Army chief dismisses coup rumour, but again says “don’t cross the line”

Thailand’s Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong today ruled out the possibility of a coup d’état , saying that unfounded reports of a coup were spread by “the same old group…

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It is official: Gen Apirat Kongsompong is new army chief

His Majesty the King has approved the annual reshuffle of the three armed forces involving altogether 935 officers with General Apirat Kongsompong, assistant army commander-in-chief, being appointed new army commander-in-chief….

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