Thailand’s Army chief Narongpan Jitkaewthae has described the chances of a coup as, “less than zero”, insisting the current political unrest can only be solved by political means. Pro-democracy activists continue to put pressure on the government, repeating their demands for the resignation of PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, a charter (constitution) re-write and reform of the role of the country’s revered Monarchy.
Addressing reporters yesterday, Narongpan insisted a coup was not a possibility. The army chief also defended the police’s crackdown on Sunday’s protest, when water cannons were once again used at a pro-democracy rally.
“If everyone is sensible and considers the issue from all angles, then we will know what to do.”
Despite the army chief’s denial, with the government continuing to ignore protesters’ demands,…