Rumours of a new military coup are making the rounds as yellow shirts take to the streets again, this time to rally against the reconciliation bills they view as an attempt to secure the return of exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
In 2006, the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) was seen as attempting to stir up unrest with the hidden agenda of pressuring the army to stage the Sept 19 coup that ousted Thaksin.
This time, the PAD street protest has irritated army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha, prompting him to rule out the possibility of another coup. This, however, has not been enough to calm the rumours.
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.