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Noppadon: Thaksin doesn't believe there'll be a coup

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Thaksin Shinawatra has denied having said a coup was possible after the court rules on a case involving his sister, caretaker Prime minister Yingluck Shinwatra, as quoted in many online news reports, his spokesman said on Monday afternoon. 

Noppadon Pattama, his legal adviser, denied news reports quoting Thaksin as telling associates there was a high possibility of coup by "Burapa Payak" generals after the Constitutional Court's ruling on the prime minister's status.

Burapa Payak refers to a network of army officers whose career began with the 2nd Infantry Division Queen's Guard. They include army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, former defence minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon and former army chief Gen Anupong Paochinda.

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