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Martial law to be strictly enforced

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha stated today that martial law which has been eased for the past several months will now be strictly enforced in view of the overall political climate in the country.

PrimeministerIn addition, he stated that individuals who have made public dissenting comments will be asked to report themselves.

Gen Prayut stated the reasons for calling in Surapong Tovichak-chaikun, the former Foreign Minister along with other leading figures from the Phue Thai Party for attitude adjustment during an interview held today.

The prime minister said he was forced to do so because of recent public dissenting comments which are inappropriate in light of the volatile political climate.

At the same time, he said the former minister for the Ministry of Energy, Pichai Niropthaphan, will also be asked to report himself for similar reasons.

Gen Prayut was furious, however, when asked to comment on report of an attempt to hold campaign to encourage the public to wear red shirts every Sunday.

He rebuked the question by angrily asking if such a proposal was considered appropriate.

Meanwhile Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan who is also the minister for the Ministry of Defense, also clarified the reason for calling in the aforementioned individuals for attitude adjustment.

He explained that they will be talked to and made to understand the government’s stand.

He asked that the people allow the government and the National Council for Peace and Order time to do its job in accordance with the roadmap that has been laid out.

Thai PBS

 

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