Prayuth: No one will stage a coup

Reporters should not raise a question on another military coup possibility any further because it is certain that no one would do it, army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Saturday.

Speaking after chairing a National Children’s Day activities at the 2nd Cavalry Division King’s guard at Sanam Pao area in Bangkok, Gen Prayuth admitted that he is concerned about a possible violent confrontation between rival political groups.

It is expected that a large number of people would turn out to join the planned Bangkok shutdown on Monday by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and their safety is at risk, if unrest occurs, he said.

The army chief called on all parties to refrain from violence, even though they have different political ideologies.

He also called on the media to help provide information that would help minimise violence to the general public and stop asking him about a possibility of another coup.

No one would stage a coup and soldiers will perform only their duty in maintaining peace and order, he said.

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