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Defense Ministry affirms army will not intervene

BANGKOK, 27 Nov 2013 (NNT) — The Ministry of Defense has expressed its concerns over the current protests and urged demonstrations to not violate the law.

According to Defence Ministry Spokesman Col. Thanatip Sawangsaeng, the army will not intervene in the current ongoing protests, as the Ministry has deemed that the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO) is still capable of managing the crowd.

In regard to the handling of the demonstrators, Col. Thanatip stressed the importance of the procedures carried out by the government’s policy in using patience and non-violent means in resolving the problem.

At the moment, Col. Thanatip added, there is no need for the army to intervene, and that the government has made no requests for it to do so.


 Credit from National News Bureau & Public Relations : http://thainews.prd.go.th

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