Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Gen Prawit visits border province

via CAAI

Published: 9/02/2011
Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon on Wednesday morning left for Si Sa Ket’s Kantharalak district by army plane to visit residents affected by the border clashes, reports said.

He was accompanied by army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha and other top brass.

Gen Prawit and his retinue will also visit Thai troops deployed along the border.

The defence minister and the army chief will later this afternoon attend the bathing rites of Sgt Thanakorn Poolperm and Capt Rucharin Chartkamdee, who were killed in the border clashes.

Gen Prawit said he will do everything he can to bring peace to the border area.

He admitted he was concerned about the People’s Alliance for Democracy’s plan to lead the yellow-shirts to visit local villagers and Thai soldiers in the border area near Cambodia, saying it could worsen the situation.

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