Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has issued a “message to the people” on the new charter and reconciliation on Saturday morning. In a strong-worded statement attacking the previous government and Thaksin Shinawatra, he said reconciliation would proceed, but not at the expense of justice and rule of law.
” “The important point is they must listen to all groups of people. In the past, some people tried to distort the fact and said the [Borwansak] team only listened to the elite. In fact, there is not such group in Thailand. There are no elite, middle class or low class here. These terms are just a discourse used by politicians seeking to drive a wedge in society for their own gains.”
Thailand: A Coup, the Crown, and Two Middle Classes
“I have decided to seize power,” Thailand’s army chief said on May 22, slamming his hand on the negotiation table where he had gathered the country’s rival political factions. The army commander was simply fed up.