Don’t blame army for mall massacre, urges Thai general


Thai army chief General Apirat Kongsompong urges people not to blame the army, which he calls a ‘sacred organisation’, for the mass shooting carried out by a soldier last weekend. – EPA pic, February 11, 2020.

AN emotional Thai army chief today urged a nation in mourning over a mass shooting “not to blame the army” after a soldier gunned down at least 29 people in a rampage linked to a debt dispute with a senior officer.

General Apirat Kongsompong, an arch-royalist more commonly prone to rants against pro-democracy figures, broke down in tears as he apologised during a televised press conference on behalf of the army to the victims of the shooting.


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  • Poor Thai people. Is Thai Army a subset of Thai royalty?

    Posted 1 month ago by James Wong