The junta Thursday told foreign media that it needed to step into politic to prevent Thailand from being like Syria, Libya and Iraq citing the military has no political ambition to take over the country.
Army deputy chief of staff, Lieutenant General Chatchalerm Chalermsukh explained that a decade long conflict was intensified six months ago and tended to develop into more violence and the civilian government could not run the country due to lacking of full mandate.
The military has found a number of war weapons in Lop Buri and Khon Khaen, which warring groups prepared for their wars, he said.
“The security agencies could not allow them to clash. There might be some winner but the country would be under war like Syria, Libya and Iraq. We believe Thai people does not want it,” Chatchalerm told foreign media representatives at the Foreign Ministry Thursday.