Submitted on Mon, 23 Jun 2014 - 06:38 PM
Khaosod English reported on Monday that spokesperson of the military junta has rejected the revelation by the former anti-government protest leader that the army has been seeking to overthrow the previous government for years.
Suthep Thaugsuban, leader of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), reportedly told his supporters over the weekend that he been closely coordinating with army chief and coupmaker Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha throughout the six months of protests against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, which ended in the military coup on 22 May.
According to Mr. Suthep, he has discussed with Gen. Prayuth how to root out the influence of Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his political allies as early as 2010 - a year before Former Prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra won the 2011 election and took the helm of the government.
Col. Winthai Suwaree, spokesman of the military junta's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), said on Friday that the report was false, insisting that there is no such talk between the protest leader and the general.