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Anupong: Rangers won’t join protests
« on: December 08, 2009, 06:06:51 PM »
Anupong: Rangers won’t join protests

Military rangers will not join the anti-government demonstrations by the red-shirt people group as claimed by army specialist Maj-Gen Kattiya Sawasdipol, army chief Gen Anupong Paojinda said.

“I have talked with several retired ranger officers who are leaders of ranger groups and they insisted they don’t have any such thoughts and they will show the public that the rangers do not get involved in politics,” Gen Anupong said before leaving for Nakhon Ratchasima on Tuesday morning.

He was to attend an Army Region 2 function for the signing of a well-wishers'  book for His Majesty the King's rapid recovery from his illness.

The army commander-in-chief said the army was still investigating Maj-Gen Kattiya’s claim that some rangers would join forces  with the United front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) in rallying against the Democrat-led  coalition government.

Any action which may be taken as a result of the inquiry would fair and just and in line with army regulations, he said.

Gen Anupong said he was not bothered at all by the People’s Alliance for Democracy's call for the removal of chiefs of state security units, including himself, Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.

Bangkok Post