Re: "Danger of civil war: Prayuth", News, February 27.
Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul’s invitation to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to intervene in our current crisis is nothing short of a desperate last bid to delay the end for his leader and Pheu Thai Party.
His utterance insults the ability of our own peacekeeper, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who has never been shy to employ his intelligence to reduce the threat of civil war. I have full confidence in him in his vows not to execute a coup and in his patience in ensuring a peaceful end to the Thaksin era.
UN intervention brings memories of the blue-helmeted forces sent to Cambodia in the aftermath of Pol Pot’s rule. The thought that Thailand has or could reach such a juncture is repugnant. Surapong’s irresponsible words were uttered in a bid to extend the political life of his master, and at the expense of his motherland. They were beneath contempt.