BANGKOK – Thailand’s Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Council for Peace and Order Gen.Prayuth Chan-ocha has given Thai pollsters a clear guideline: no anti-junta surveys allowed.
Gen. Prayuth said at the Government House yesterday, using the formal name of the junta, the National Council for Peace and Order “If they want to do polls, they can do so, but if they do polls to oppose NCPO, that’s unacceptable, they cannot do that.” Reported Khaosod
Gen. Prayuth said that polls will not affect the government’s “Road Map to Democracy.”
“I just do my duty. If I listened to or cared about all the opinions, I wouldn’t be able to do anything,” the general said.
Gen. Prayuth also asked the media to help him by reminding the public not to violate martial law.
“Why don’t you write and remind the people not to do violence, because there is still martial law,” Gen. Prayuth told reporters. “You have to help us by writing like that.
But you only write about the NCPO restricting rights and censoring the media. As a result, people will be impetuous, because they see that the NCPO is afraid to use its power.” Continue story here….