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29 March 2009 :: 11:03:57 am 27891

Gen. Surayud Denies Ex-Premier Thaksin Allegation of Behind 2006 Coup

BANGKOK, March 29 - Privy Councillor and former Prime Minister Gen. Surayud Chulanont rejected all allegations that fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra had made in his Friday telecast, particularly the claim that the privy councillor was behind the coup that toppled him from the post in 2006.
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In a video link from an undisclosed location to thousands of anti-government protesters led by the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), Red Shirted who had sealed off Government House for a second day, Mr. Thaksin criticised former prime minister and president of the Privy Council Gen. Prem Tinsulanonda and Privy Councillor Gen, Surayud as the key figures he said were involved in the political intervention which ousted him from power in 2006.

The ousted prime minister also urged both of them to stop their interference in politics.

Gen. Surayud said at a press conference that he had met with several senior judges in May 2006, months before the September 19 coup 2006, by the Council for Democratic Reform before it was transformed to become the Council of National Security.

Gen. Surayud said that he attended the dinner meeting because he simply wanted to hear their views and discuss the country’s political situation at that time.

“It is irrational that I have discussed plotting a coup with judges. It would be more suitable if I discussed this issue with military commanders,” he said.

He added that Mr. Thaksin had made many untrue allegations and he wanted to give information from his side and let the public decide.

The former prime minister reiterated that he was not involved in plotting the coup but would not file lawsuit against anybody that make false allegations.

Meanwhile, Vice-Admiral Pajun Tamprateep, an aide to Gen. Prem, said the privy council president was unfazed by Mr. Thaksin’s allegations.

He said Mr. Thaksin was making the same old allegations and believed that people who have faith with Gen. Prem would not change their mind after hear Mr. Thaksin’s charges. (TNA)

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Politics News

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