Teams of army speakers to tour nationwide

Army chief Chalermchai Sittisat, left, attends an army talk show at army headquarters in Bangkok on Thursday. (Photo by Wassana Nanuam)

Army speakers are being sent to provinces nationwide to give seminars promoting love of the nation, royalty and the military - but the army chief will not say if the junta plans to set up a political party.

Twelve touring teams of speakers would be involved, Gen Chalermchai Sittisat said at army headquarters on Thursday.

They would be drawn from the Special Warfare Command and the Army Air Defence Command. The two-hour seminars would include light and sound shows and other performances, the army chief said.

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