No coup, deputy PM insists


No coup, deputy PM insists

Prawit rejects Sondhi’s proposal

Student protesters put on performance art to highlight what they claim is violence by the state against the people at the Pathumwan skywalk on Thursday. Pattarapong Chatpattarasill

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon on Thursday brushed aside a call by a former yellow-shirt protest leader for a coup to pave the way for the establishment of a national unity government to defuse the political conflict.

Gen Prawit’s comments followed the proposal by Sondhi Limthongkul, former co-leader of the defunct People’s Alliance for Democracy.

The Deputy PM made only one remark — “There won’t be any coup” — when asked about the matter. The government has repeatedly ruled out a coup in the past.


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