Soldiers Were Killed in 2010 Clashes, Too: Army Chief

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army, responds to the Redshirts? rally to mark 3rd anniversary of 2010 crackdown, which claimed lives of 26 people, by stressing that soldiers were also among those killed.

Gen. Prayuth
says the Redshirts are free to commemorate the crackdown because they have their losses, but says he
also has his own losses, and the army, too, has its own losses. Those responsible for the soldiers?
deaths, Gen. Prayuth tells reporters, must be sought and “a one-sided narrative of the event” is not
fair.

“I don?t want to pick fights with anyone” Gen. Prayuth insists, “but I have to ask for
fairness on behalf of those men under my command”

The army chief says he has received
complaints from the wounded troops and relatives of slain servicemen concerning the unsolved cases
involving their injuries and deaths. Gen. Prayuth says he will order the legal adviser team of the
Royal Thai Army to write to the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), asking for any
development of those cases.

“Soldiers are people, too” Gen. Prayuth tell reporters.