Two reporters summoned by Army secretary, warned not to try to corner junta chief
May 27, 2014 00:00
Army secretary Maj Gen Polphat Wannaphak Tuesday summoned two reporters to warn them not to try to corner National Council for Peace and Order Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha with questions in press conferences.
Polphat summoned Suparirk Thongchairit of Thai Rath and Wassana Nanuam of Bangkok Post to meet him at the Army headquarters at 2 pm.
Polphat informed the two of message from Prayuth, saying the NCPO chief felt uneasy about the two raising questions in a way to try to corner him during the press conference on Monday.
“Prayuth asked me to tell you that he is not only the Army chief but he is also the lead of the country’s administration for both executive and legislative affairs. So, when you ask questions that will be made public, please think about the questions carefully as it’s not time to answer those questions yet,” Polphat told the two reporters.