Privy Council President Prem Tinsulanonda is attempting to distance himself from the junta after facing allegations of being the mastermind behind last September's coup. He told reporters on Saturday that he hoped the anti-coup protesters who accused him of being behind the coup would join with him in bringing about peace in the country. "I don't think I was attacked," Prem said. "There are people saying things, however."  Last week, anti-coup protesters marched near Prem's official residence to accuse him of being behind the vicious cycle of coups.
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