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Introducing Prayut’s “Queen” in cut-throat power play


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Introducing Prayut’s “Queen” in cut-throat power play

 

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As former coup leader Gen Sunthorn Kongsompong’s son, new Army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong can never say what many people think regarding toppling a government by military force. The real issue, therefore, is what he will actually do in the future, not what he ambiguously said the other day.

 

But even if what he said a few days ago is taken away, the signs are not great, opponents of the military regime insisted. Apirat looks like an aggressive “Queen” in a chess game, having been involved in a military operation against belligerent red-shirted protesters occupying a satellite station a few years ago and barely held his tongue on nationalism and loyalty, the two things critics of the military said were always misguided. He also has served in a significant position in Prayut’s post-coup administrative structure.

 

He was born on March 23, 1960, being the eldest son of former Supreme Commander Sunthorn and Khunying Orachorn.  His primary education was at St. Gabriel’s College and he later did what the offsprings of most senior military officers do by attending the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School (Class 20) and going on to attend the Chulachomklao royal Military Academy (Class 31), from which he graduated in 1985.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/introducing-prayuts-queen-in-cut-throat-power-play-2/

 
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5 hours ago, grumbleweed said:

Next prime minister?

You must be referring to another title, as PM is usually an elected position.

 

 

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7 hours ago, sammieuk1 said:

Is the photo is an ad for Madame Thai Tussauds 🤔 

Photographs frequently show a good likeness and usually do not move.  He is directly looking into the camera lens which sometimes provides a slightly commanding or unnerving photo.

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12 hours ago, zzaa09 said:

You must be referring to another title, as PM is usually an elected position.

 

 

Usually yes.. but Thailand doesn't do usual !

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18 hours ago, Lupatria said:

Don't worry he can't have a wild card up his sleeves as it is already occupied by luxury watches up to the armpit.

Ah-ah, Lupatria - don't be like that . . . you can have a nice watch for Christmas.

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21 hours ago, connda said:

He's just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity!

 

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"Easy come, easy go....." etc????  Nope!:  He does not look like an "easy come easy go" kind'a guy!!   In fact, none of them do, but three out of the four are RTA and they are all tough guys.  (If you can survive the first year in boot camp.) 

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