The Egyptian coup should serve as a good lesson that military intervention is unlikely unless a government abuses its power, according to opposition and Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva.
He yesterday warned the government not to violate the rule of law, challenge the power of the judiciary, exercise power for vested interests or try to right wrongdoings.
He also said the functionality of national administrations also depends on the freedom of independent organisations, the mass media and the opposition to scrutinise the work of governments. If they have this, tension will not occur on streets and coups would be unlikely, he said.
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