Junta: Free Movie Screening Campaign Is Not Populism

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK — A Thai military junta spokesman said on Thursday that the free screening of the patriotic historical movie "King Naresuan 5" should not be called populism and that the free seats are from the “kindness” of the private sector.

Col Winthai Suvaree, spokesman of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), said calling this campaign “populism” is not fair to the military and the private sector who showed their “kindness” for the “public interest for the Thai people,” Wassana Nanuam, military affairs reporter of the Bangkok Post, reported on her personal Facebook page.  

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