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NCPO clarifies on move to prevent commemoration of Khattiya’s death

Concerned officers used their own judgement in preventing the commemoration of late Maj-General Khattiya Sawasdipol, who was shot dead during the 2010 red-shirt demonstrations against the Abhisit government, Colonel Winthai Suvaree, spokesperson for the National Council for Peace and Order, said on Friday.

Winthai insisted that there was no attempt to thwart the family’s commemoration plan, but the event could be considered politically motivated.
The NCPO, he said, has been asking for cooperation from people in the interests of peace and order, and had received good support so far, he said.
The late Army officer’s daughter had made a post on Facebook about the prohibition, prompting a reaction from the NCPO.

Published : May 12, 2017

By : The Nation