DEPUTY Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan today (Feb. 28) told pro-election groups to stop making moves because the country is already getting ready to hold a general election, the Thai-language daily Matichon reported.
Asked whether these groups will stop their activities now that the government has clearly announced the holding of an election, Gen. Prawit told reporters to go and ask the activists because he cannot answer for them.
However he is confident that no third-hand would step in and cause trouble, while urging the media to cooperate in publishing news.
Regarding the mid-year military reshuffle involving senior officers which takes effect in April this year, Gen. Prawit said Fourth Army Region Commander Lt. Gen. Piyawat Nakwanich’s request to not be promoted a full general till his retirement so that he could continue in his current post, which can only be held by lieutenant general level officers, is something for Army Chief General Chalermchai Sittisart to decide.
Top: General Prawit talking to the press today. Photo: Matichon