Thai Army spokesman Colonel Sansern Kaewkamnoed said yesterday that the military will not interfere with the political situation in Thailand, ruling out speculation that soldiers might seize power. "A coup wouldn't solve the political problem," he said. He also denied rumors that House Speaker Chai Chidchob had requested the deployment of soldiers for security at Parliament. Kaewkamnoed went on to say that soldiers too must abide by laws and that there is no military mandate to dispatch troops to quell clashes of opposing crowds - unless requested by police and authorized by the government.
The Nation