Thailand Army Chief General Narongpan Jittkaewtae holds his first media briefing since his appointment, pledging to defend country, the Buddhist religion, the monarchy and the people. Photo: AP Thailand Army Chief General Narongpan Jittkaewtae holds his first media briefing since his appointment, pledging to defend country, the Buddhist religion, the monarchy and the people. Photo: AP
Thailand Army Chief General Narongpan Jittkaewtae holds his first media briefing since his appointment, pledging to defend country, the Buddhist religion, the monarchy and the people. Photo: AP

Thailand’s new army chief rules out coup, defends monarchy

  • General Narongpan Jittkaewtae did not directly criticise anti-government protesters, but said Thai society should tolerate those with different beliefs
  • Meanwhile, protest leaders marked the anniversary of the 1976 massacre in which 46 student protesters were killed in a rally against a military dictator

Topic |   Thailand
Thailand Army Chief General Narongpan Jittkaewtae holds his first media briefing since his appointment, pledging to defend country, the Buddhist religion, the monarchy and the people. Photo: AP Thailand Army Chief General Narongpan Jittkaewtae holds his first media briefing since his appointment, pledging to defend country, the Buddhist religion, the monarchy and the people. Photo: AP
Thailand Army Chief General Narongpan Jittkaewtae holds his first media briefing since his appointment, pledging to defend country, the Buddhist religion, the monarchy and the people. Photo: AP
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