Facebook poster apologises to Prayuth

The man who threatened to abduct Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha's daughters in a Facebook posting apologised to the army chief on Thursday.

Sudchai Boonchai and his family went to the 11th Infantry Regiment (Royal Guard) with a letter and a garland for the army leader and offered an apology for posting the message last week.

The message called for Gen Prayuth's twin daughters to be taken hostage if the army chief stages a coup.

It was promptly denounced by the army as a violation of the general's rights and the bad attitude of a person who reveres violence.

Mr Sudchai said afterwards he did not personally see Gen Prayuth at the regimental compound and instead left the letter and flower garland with a senior army officer.

Mr Sudchai admitted he was at fault and thanked Gen Prayuth for not taking action against him.

Five people claiming to be officials went to his house in Kalasin after the Facebook abduction posting, he said. They did not threaten his wife or son but they have both now moved to Bangkok to stay with him, Mr Sudchai said.

He added that he had only "shared" the abduction message sent by a friend on the social media site.

He denied he supports convicted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra but said he is opposed to the Democrat Party and the campaign to shut down Bangkok by the People's Democratic Reform Committee.

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Discussion 1 : 17/01/2014 at 03:36 AM
The Sudchai response is a limp start but it can be seen as a significant step in the right direction. Who knows, the day may come when you see Thai law being administered, implemented and enforced without fear or favour. Add to this respect for human rights and you have not only "rule of law" but every chance of minimizing corruption and establishing a relatively stable democratic society.
Discussion 2 : 16/01/2014 at 09:32 PM
Suthep verbally threatens to kidnap 5 members of parliament and that's fine. Sudchai shares a FB post and it's 'dispicable' ........ am i missing something here? :-)
Discussion 3 : 16/01/2014 at 08:48 PM
'He denied he supports convicted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra". LOL. So much for that apology ...
Discussion 4 : 16/01/2014 at 07:22 PM
Sharing the threat is as irresponsible and as harmful to the General's daughters as originating it. To me it goes beyond free speech and both posters are guilty of incitement to criminal acts.
Discussion 5 : 16/01/2014 at 05:50 PM
Maybe all UDD/Thaksin supporting staff who uttered personal threats and threw bombs to private homes can find some inspiration here. I doubt it though, as they define themselves as being infallible.
Discussion 6 : 16/01/2014 at 05:38 PM
You are suffering from the same problem of all the reds…its called DENIAL. or…." We are not to blame for our crimes because others have done it too"….. Unbelievable excuse for the criminal behaviour of this " Friend of Thaksin"...
Discussion 7 : 16/01/2014 at 05:36 PM
'He denied he supports convicted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra...' Isn't that a bit strange from you Mr Sudchai, aren't you the leader of some UDD splinter group called; 'The friends of Thaksin', and a former leader of another group of ultras within UDD? And you don't support Thaksin? Your treath against the Gen's daughters was despicable, but what does this obviously fake denial make you then?
Discussion 8 : 16/01/2014 at 05:22 PM
As per the red shirts. Why just pick on the PDRC?
Discussion 9 : 16/01/2014 at 05:02 PM
The elite and educated people of BANGKOK are fed up now with the SHUT DOWN.....its too much, and Suthep been giving Ultimatum to the PM, many times and always lose.
Discussion 10 : 16/01/2014 at 04:15 PM
Maybe all PDRC supporting staff who uttered personal threats and led siege to private homes can find some inspiration here. I doubt it though, as they define themselves as being infallible.

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