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Thai Army Warns Against ‘Same’ Poll Result, Royal Insults

Thai Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha, who commanded troops in the 2006 coup that ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, urged voters to pick “good people” in July 3 polls and warned criticism of the monarchy won’t be tolerated.

“We should come out to vote to solve the country’s problems by picking good people,” Prayuth said, according to a video on the website of the army-controlled Channel 7 station. He told voters not to pick the “same thing” in elections, the last four of which have been won by parties loyal to Thaksin.