Gen. Chavalit to lead “People’s Army”

Panlop: Chavalit to lead red shirts - Bangkok Post, February 4, 2010
...Gen Panlop said Thaksin was now ready to negotiate with the government for truce, but with a condition that he must not be put in jail. It would be useless to negotiate if he had to serve time in jail first once he returned to the country, he added...

Gen Chaovalit appointed as Supreme Commander of People's Army of Thailand - TAN, February 4, 2010

[If Thaksin announces an army with someone like Maj. Gen. Khittya leading it, this would not be seen as problematic. Maj. Gen. Khittya can be arrested and subjected to public scorn.
If an influential and unarrestable figure like Gen. Chavalit is behind it, that is another matter.
Considering Chavalit's skittishness over the past few years in supporting and then withdrawing his public involvement with Thaksin, it would not at all be surprising if his role as army leader were quickly denied. The government and media have been quick to comment on the Gen. Chavalit appointment as if it is true in an effort to put Chavalit on the spot and either admit the role or deny it.]

Right: Chavalit illustration from Matichon Weekly in 2007

(Source: Matichon Weekly)

PM believes formation of People's Army just a scare tactic - TAN, February 4, 2010

Thaksin: First it was non-violence, now it's a people's army -, February 4, 2010

Suthep vows not to tolerate "illegal forces" of red-shirt movement - The Nation, February 4, 2010

February: A month of foul-smelling political revulsion - The Nation, February 4, 2010
...If you want to know who's plotting to throw the country into such a disastrous state of affairs, then find out who would gain most from a nation torn apart by an outbreak of violence that could deteriorate into a civil war...

Chalerm: Row with Sudarat ended - Bangkok Post, February 3, 2010

Chalerm urges unity, blocks out Sudarat - The Nation, February 4, 2010

Chavalit denies he will head 'people's army' - The Nation, February 4, 2010

Chavalit rejects red-shirt offer - Bangkok Post, February 4, 2010
..."I think it's a misunderstanding. Gen Panlop may want me to help out and be part of the mass of people who love this country," Gen Chavalit said.
...He said army specialist and red-shirt supporter Maj-Gen Khattiya Sawasdipol, known as Seh Daeng, just wanted to warn the Democrat-led government not to suppress the people...

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