Thai army stresses political neutrality before election

08:12, June 15, 2011      

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The Thai army reiterated Tuesday its political impartiality in the upcoming general election and ruled out speculation that it will help some parties to form new government in military camps.

Army Spokesperson Colonel Sansern Kaewkamnerd said that the army had kept telling the society that it had been in the eyes of the public, therefore, army officers must behave properly to avoid criticisms of having no political neutrality, National News Bureau of Thailand reported.

Army Spokesman elaborated that the army deemed it inappropriate for any political parties to seek discussion with the army before the upcoming election or even before the formation of a new government.

The military had never meddled in politics, and Army Commander- In-Chief General Prayut Chan-O-Cha had been reiterating to all personnel that they remain politically neutral, added Col Sansern.

Source: Xinhua
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