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Military leaders rebuff Suthep

Armed forces wary of siding with protesters

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Top military leaders decided on Wednesday night not to meet a group of anti-government protest leaders, saying it would be highly dangerous for the country if the military were seen as taking sides. 

Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha says top military leaders decided not to meet anti-government protester Suthep Thuagsuban. (Bangkok Post file photo)

The decision was made after protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban announced his group was seeking a meeting with senior military and police leaders on Thursday in an apparent attempt to gain their support for his "political reform" push.

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