Monday, February 1, 2010

Divisions within Thailand's military

Reuters (h/t Newley) picks up on a disturbing development:
Analysts, diplomats and military sources say it is premature to talk of a split in Thailand’s powerful and politicised army but that festering ideological differences show signs of broadening in one of the most charged climates in decades....
Nick Nostitz, guest blogger at New Mandala, Two soldiers (superb photos, text)
On 28 January 2010 Colonel Apirat Kongsompong and the leaders of several Army Regiments and Battalions came out in support of Army Chief, General Anupong Paochinda, and denounced Major General Khattiya “Sae Daeng” Sawasdipol for violating the code of conduct and military regulations. 

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