THAILAND: New army chief promises to stay in step

Incoming army chief Gen Thirachai Nakwanich has pledged to strengthen the army and continue support for the government and the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order. Gen Thirachai, who will officially take over on Oct 1, gave this assurance during a ceremony where outgoing army chief Gen Udomdej Sitabutr formally handed over command at army headquarters on Wednesday. The ceremony was enlivened by a parade of troops from the 1st Infantry Division, 2nd Cavalry Division and Anti-Aircraft Artillery Division. “I would like to make it clear that as long as the situation in our country has not yet returned to normal, the army will play a very important role, especially as a peace-keeping force – a duty I once undertook while serving as 1st Army commander,” he said.

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About Antoni Uni

I am born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and went to Spain, l'Escala - Costabrava, in 1988. After 15 years I made a mistake and went travelling in S.E. Asia. and in 2005 I dropped down in Bangkok where I still live. Mijn website met foto's is: http://www.antoniuniphotography.com/
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