The danger of coups is not in their failures but their successes, imagined or real, said the professor. Many people have grown accustomed to coups being a convenient conduit to manage problems in the country. "Today, the noise surrounding the question of how to prevent a military coup is quieting down," the academic said. It is known within the army that the division oversees vital manpower capable of mounting a military coup. Gen Apirat led troops in clashes with the red shirts during the 2010 protest.
Source: Bangkok Post May 21, 2020 23:37 UTC