Soldiers warned not to join rallies
- Published: 31/10/2012 at 11:29 AM
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Soldiers taking part in political rallies could face disciplinary action even though they may have the right to do so, national army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Wednesday.
Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha (Photo by Pattanapong Hirunard)
"There are disciplinary regulations and soldiers must follow their commanders' instructions. If they commit a disciplinary offence they could be demoted or even discharged," Gen Prayuth said.
He was replying to questions about the red-shirt supporters' plans to stage demonstrations to counter any further anti-government rallies led by the Pitak Siam group,
Gen Prayuth said it would not be a problem if both sides gather peacefully and stay within the democratic framework.
Gen Prayuth urged the general public not to support any side that abuses the law.
He also called on officials not to comment on the investigation into the 91 deaths, mainly red-shirt protesters, in April and May of 2010.
The issue is now being handled by the justice system and commenting on it would be unethical, he added.
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