Caretaker Deputy Commerce Minister Nuttawut Saikuar Tuesday called on the Army chief to express his stand over the announcement by protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban to seize ruling power.
Nuttawut demanded Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Prahyuth Chan-ocha to speak it out clearly whether he would tolerate such an action by Suthep, the secretary general of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee.
Suthep has said if caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is ousted by a ruling of the Constitutional Court, he will lead a mass rally to carry out a people’s revolution to seize state power.
“If Suthep is successful, will the Army chief allow Suthep to appoint himself to have the highest power in the country?” Nuttawut asked.
“Will the Army chief be ready to report himself to the Suthe and lead the Army to be under Suthep’s command unconditionally?”