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Army Notifies Bangkok Of Impending Tank Maneuver
(2 August) The Royal Thai Army has confirmed it was about to roll tanks into streets of Bangkok, but don′t panic, it would be merely part of routine work, according to the statement released by the army.
Apparently conscious of the rumour about possible military coup circulating around the country, the army took pain to announce in advance the plans of various armoured divisions to move their armaments for field work practice outside of Bangkok throughout the month.On 6 August, the 1st Division King′s Guard will move their armaments from 4th Cavalry Division in Dusit district to Phahonyothin Train Station, via Kiak Kai intersection route, the statement reads.The equipment will then be transported to Kanchanaburi Train Station.
“The troop will come back to Bangkok with their armaments on 17 August via the same route,” it says.
Later, the army announced, the 2nd Chivalry Division King′s Guard will move their armaments back from the training ground in Lopburi Province to Phahonyothin Train Station on 9 August, before transporting the equipment to the barracks on Kiak Kai Road and Sanam Pao area.
Another series of maneuver will occur on 19 August, according to the army. On that day, the Antiaircraft Division will transport equipments from their Pahonyothin Barrack to Kiak Kai Barrack by train, then continue toward Lopburi Province on army vehicles. The armaments is scheduled to return to Bangkok on 23 August.A spokeswoman of the military apologised forinconvenience that may occur from the transportation of troop and armaments.“This is not a preparation for a coup d’état”, she said.
As anti-government protests were set to take place in Bangkok and fears about possible unrest returned to the capital city, many are whispering that the military might take advantage of the situation and put an end to the elected government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, similar to what happened to her brother Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra in September 2006.
The rumours cited any unusual or unexplained development as evidence of looming coup, including the trip of His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen from Bangkok′s Siriraj Hospital, where they had been receiving treatments for their illnesses, to their seaside palace in Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan province.
This is their first trip to the palace, called Klai Kang Won, in several years, and Her Majesty the Queen had not been seen in public for over a year. The rumours suggest that “imminent incident” in Bangkok had convinced the monarchs to leave the capital city for the time being. However, many citizens dismissed the rumour as far-fetched fantasy.