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Apirat Kongsompong, Royal Thai Army commander-in-chief, address RTA soldiers and senior leaders during a Stryker handover ceremony Sept. between the monarchy and the Thaksin camp. The Standard reports that General Apirat Kongsompong made a public appearance after Friday’s bombings to share information with the press. General Apirat must retire next year and his most likely successor is also from the King’s Guard. 1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption - Gen. McConville 40th Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's army is fighting a "hybrid war" waged by enemies who are using "fake news" to turn young Thais against the military and the monarchy, the army chief said in a rare interview on Friday. He is the eldest son of General Sunthorn Kongsompong , the former Supreme Commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces , and Khunying Orachorn Kongsompong. Were they conspiring, cooking up something together?”. El jefe del Ejército tailandés, el general Apirat Kongsompong, llamó “escoria de la tierra” a la oposic En América Latina se desperdician 127 millones de toneladas de alimentos al año. Apirat Kongsompong, who was commander of the First Army Region and a hawkish King's Guard officer. Lieutenant General Apirat Kongsompong, the current commander of the first army who belongs to the powerful King’s Guard faction, was appointed Assistant Army Chief. General Apirat Kongsompong's appointment is seen as a consolidation of the close relationship between the Thai monarchy and the generals running the country. Apirat's harsh condemnation of. General Apirat Kongsompong spoke to Reuters a week after a half-dozen small bombs hit Bangkok during a high profile meeting of world powers, attacks he said were aimed at undermining a new civilian government led by the former junta leader. Bangkok – As the general election is approaching, the new army commander has issued policies to officials, urging them to maintain the peace. (Reuters pic) BANGKOK: A Thai opposition party accused Thailand's army chief on Saturday of meddling in. Thailand's Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong is warning that Thailand is facing what he described as a "hybrid warfare". Will it be a mere change of government or a political transition to a. The House Committee for Security Affairs, National Borders, Strategy and Reform has agreed to invite Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong to an "exchange of views" on October 21 st over the controversial speech he gave at the Army headquarters last week. Apirat Kongsompong reported to a parliament committee today to discuss a. Politicians from key parties hit back yesterday, saying they had the right to present their policies to voters, and also advised the general to remain. The Royal Thai Army (RTA) has officially received the first batch of Stryker armoured infantry carrier vehicles from the US Army. The relationship between the monarchy, the army and politicians is the fundamental factor determining stability in Southeast Asia's second-biggest economy. BANGKOK – His Majesty the King has approved the annual reshuffle of the three armed forces involving altogether 935 officers with General Apirat Kongsompong, assistant army commander-in-chief, being appointed new army commander-in-chief. "Wong came to Thailand countless of times. 12, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Apirat is the son of General Sunthorn Kongsompong, who led a 1991 coup that triggered a groundswell of opposition from a growing middle class, which resulted in the military's return to barracks. Apirat Kongsompong, commander-in-chief of the RTA, followed Brown's remarks, and. Thai army chief General Apirat Kongsompong indirectly criticized Thanathorn's meeting with Wong on Friday during a press briefing in which he accused opposition politicians of inappropriate. By Yang Razali Kassim* Days after the political earthquake of a general election on 9 May, Anwar Ibrahim declared Malaysia “on the verge of a new golden era”. Army chief Gen. 2019/86, 22 October 2019An overtly political speech delivered by Thai Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong on 11 October prompted strong reaction in the country for its partisan targeting of popular opposition politicians as threats to national security. Thai army chief General Apirat Kongsompong indirectly criticized Thanathorn's meeting with Wong on Friday during a press briefing in which he accused opposition politicians of inappropriate behavior. Apirat Kongsompong holds the position of Chairman at Thailand Government Lottery Office. The Stryker is a family of 8x8 wheeled armored vehicles derived from the Canadian LAV III. Apirat Kongsompong also confirmed that the eight-wheeled vehicles would be delivered during a ceremony at army headquarters in Bangkok on Sept. The Thai army leader General Apirat Kongsompong finally appeared before the committee on national security, border affairs, national strategies and national reform on Monday at 10. Army Pacific commanding general, and Gen. The current army chief, General Apirat Kongsompong, has repeatedly said the military has stepped back from politics, but on Friday he strongly criticized opposition politicians and academics. General Apirat Kongsompong (right) with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha at a military base in Thailand on Feb 14. Titipol Phakdeewanich is a Political Scientist at the Faculty of Political Science, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand. 2019-01-08 16:07 China, Russia to boost military cooperation. Army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong on Wednesday defended the procurement plan, insisting the proposed purchase was above board. Also present at the welcoming ceremony together with the Vice-Senior General were Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Mya Tun Oo and senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief. “General Prayuth has to be on his own path and the army has to step back,” Apirat said. Apirat was born in Bangkok on 23 March 1960. General Apirat Kongsompong spoke to Reuters a week after a half-dozen small bombs hit Bangkok. Will it be a mere change of government or a political transition to a. The relationship between the monarchy, the army and politicians is the fundamental factor determining stability in Southeast Asia's second-biggest economy. Indo-Pacific Command, greeted the C17. "Only a small network of people is allowed to wear it," said one Western diplomat after a meeting with Apirat, who is described by many foreign envoys as "fiercely loyal to the king. He didn’t say whether the undercover soldiers would carry weapons. Apirat Kongsompong (left rear), Royal ThaiArmy commander-in-chief stand in front of Royal Thai Army Strykers, during aStryker handover ceremony Sept. He was speaking at a special seminar on national security held at the Army headquarters on Friday (October 11). The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong came less than three months after direct military rule officially Thailand's army chief lashed out at opposition figures on Friday in an emotional speech in which he portrayed politicians and academics as threats to national security and even the monarchy. After all, Apirat's own father, General Sunthorn Kongsompong, was a key architect of the 1991 army coup that culminated in a bloody crackdown against demonstrators in May 1992. But this time Apirat is still in Thailand, so it's not confirmed why the plane is in Munich. Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe met with Apirat Kongsompong, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army in Beijing on Monday afternoon. Pornpipat Benyasiri retires in 2020. 'The threat now is fake news': Thai army chief describes 'hybrid war'Kay Johnson, Panu Wongcha-um, Panarat Thepgumpanat Thailand's Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong speaks during an. The suggestion was rejected by Thailand's army chief, General Apirat Kongsompong, who is also head of the king's Royal Guard Force. 12, 2019) - Gen. JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash (Mar. Thailand’s Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong speaks during an interview with Reuters in Bangkok, Thailand, August 9, 2019. The army as a whole is commanded by an estimated 1,750 generals. General Apirat Kongsompong belongs to the King’s Guard of the First Infantry Division, heavily associated with the divisive king, rather than the officers who staged the May 2014 coup. Apirat Kongsompong W as it a pep talk, a military psy-op, a lecture, or a paranoid rant on an epic scale that we witnessed from army chief Gen. The son of a former junta leader, Apirat was made army chief last September. He was speaking at a special seminar on national security held at the Army headquarters on Friday (October 11). He is also on the board of TMB Bank Public Co. The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong came less than three months after direct military rule officially ended in Thailand, although the new civilian administration is led by the former army chief who overthrew the previous elected government. General Apirat Kongsompong spoke to Reuters a week after a half-dozen small bombs hit Bangkok during a high profile meeting of world powers, attacks he said were aimed at undermining a new civilian government led by the former junta leader. This man is none other than new army general Apirat Kongsompong who, on 11 October, accused some politicians, academics and "old communist elements" of using "hybrid warfare" to undermine the country and the high institution. 18, 2019, file photo, Thai army chief Gen. McConville 40th Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. General Apirat Kongsompong also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Government Lottery Office, and was formerly an Independent Director at Bangchak Petroleum Public Co. Aside from daily general news, our wide-ranging coverage focuses on key sectors such as Thai Local News, tourism, money, property, lifestyle and tips while also concentrating on compelling global developments. He is the eldest son of General Sunthorn Kongsompong , the former Supreme Commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces , and Khunying Orachorn Kongsompong. Brown (right rear), U. The massacre was 43 years ago but fast forward to today and at least one man seems to fear that history will repeat itself. BANGKOK, 3 May 2015 - Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday appointed Major General Apirat Kongsompong as the new Chairman of the Government Lottery Office. By Yang Razali Kassim* Days after the political earthquake of a general election on 9 May, Anwar Ibrahim declared Malaysia “on the verge of a new golden era”. Thailand's Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong arrives before an interview with members of foreign media at the Thai Army headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand on April 2, 2019. The population of Bangkok can rest easy now that General Apirat Kongsompong, the Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Army, has made a statement about the recent bombings. FILE PHOTO: Thailand's Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong arrives before an interview with members of foreign media at the Thai Army headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2, 2019. Singapore and Thailand have reaffirmed their strong defence ties, as the Thai army chief met Singapore defence officials on May 22. FILE PHOTO: Thailand's Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong arrives before an interview with members of foreign media at the Thai Army headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2, 2019. Apirat Kongsompong last Friday?. Jan 14, 2019 · The army's commander in chief, General Apirat Kongsompong, publicly condemned the protesters, saying they were "bent on causing trouble". The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong came less than three months after direct military rule officially ended in Thailand, although the new civilian administration is led by the former army chief who overthrew the previous elected government. Apirat Kongsompong. Apirat Kongsompong (left rear), Royal Thai Army commander-in-chief stand in. The Stryker is a family of 8x8 wheeled armored vehicles derived from the Canadian LAV III. Apirat Kongsompong in a speech Friday charged that “hybrid warfare” incorporating methods such as online propaganda and more traditional violent means was already being employed in. McConville at the Indo-Pacific Armies. 10, 2017) - Maj. He accused them of colluding to brainwash and mobilize young people and of having "communist" ideas to overthrow the monarchy. General Apirat Kongsompong spoke to Reuters a week after a half-dozen small bombs hit Bangkok during a high profile meeting of world powers, attacks he said were aimed at undermining a new. Apirat Kongsompong talks about threats faced by the nation during a speech in Bangkok, while his video presentation shows a photo of leading Hong Kong dissident Joshua Wong standing next to a person whose image had been cropped out, Oct. Among those who currently sport the pin is the hawkish army commander in chief, Gen. Army Pacific commanding general and Gen. The first batch would be 10 [vehicles],” Apirat told reporters. This is not a 'Mission Impossible' movie," he said. A file photo of Gen. The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong came less than three months after direct military rule officially Thailand's army chief lashed out at opposition figures on Friday in an emotional speech in which he portrayed politicians and academics as threats to national security and even the monarchy. Thailand's Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong talks to media during the joint news conference with 40th Chief of Staff of the U. Commander, Royal Thai Army talks with Chris Long, Emergency Management Division during a visit to the Washington State Emergency Operations Center, Camp Murray. After visiting the temple where the monks were killed, Thailand’s Army chief, Gen. Singapore and Thailand have reaffirmed their strong defence ties, as the Thai army chief met Singapore defence officials on May 22. LEFT: LTG Apirat Kongsompong, Asst. Thailand's Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong speaks during an interview with Reuters in Bangkok, Thailand, August 9, 2019. General Apirat Kongsompong, who took up his post this month, said the army was being closely watched and would strive to remain neutral. The appointment of General Apirat Kongsompong as the new army commander-in-chief does not come as a surprise as this was speculated weeks before the royal announcement. It was earlier expected the Thai army might make a further purchase of Chinese-made VN1 armoured personnel carriers, but army chief Apirat Kongsompong managed to secure a deal with the US, the source said. General Apirat Kongsompong spoke to Reuters a week after a half-dozen small bombs. BREAKING—Several highly placed sources confirm that General Apirat Kongsompong, expected to be the next commander of the Thai army,. Thailand's Election Commission on Tuesday officially endorsed the results from the general election held on March 24. Apirat Kongsompong (left rear), Royal ThaiArmy commander-in-chief stand in front of Royal Thai Army Strykers, during aStryker handover ceremony Sept. Future Forward have been a rare voice of criticism against Thailand’s royalist establishment. General Apirat Kongsompong spoke to Reuters a week after half a dozen small bombs hit Bangkok during a high profile meeting of world powers, attacks he said were aimed at undermining a new civilian government led by the former junta leader. Navy Admiral Phil Davidson, commander of the U. General Apirat Kongsompong also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Government Lottery Office, and was formerly an Independent Director at Bangchak Petroleum Public Co. The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong came less than three months after direct military rule officially ended in Thailand, although the new civilian administration is led by the former army chief who overthrew the previous elected government. File photo of Thailand's Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong. Vice-Senior General Soe Win received the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army, General Apirat Kongsompong, currently in Nay Pyi Taw at the invitation of the Vice-Senior General, at the Zeyathiri Beikman, Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday afternoon. Royal Thai Army Receives Strykers during a handover ceremony BANGKOK,Thailand (Sept. The son of a former junta leader, Apirat was made army chief last September. He told Reuters he had heard about the attack, but was astonished. General Apirat Kongsompong receives the Striker armored vehicles - พลเอกอภิรัชต์ คงสมพงษ์ รับมอบรถหุ้มเกราะสไตรเกอร | เดลิ[HOT]นิวส์ 120962 - YouTube. The first batch would be 10 [vehicles],” Apirat told reporters. The army chief General Apirat Kongsompong gave a fiery and battling speech that tackled the ‘hard left’ and warned of moves to alter the constitution and move the country towards the wrong path. That statement is poignant, not just because it has dimmed the light of a return to democracy after four years under military rule but because it suggested that authoritarianism will always be the answer. General Apirat is a well-known royalist who is a member of the King’s Guard military clique, described in the media as “at the very heart of the royalist military establishment. El jefe del Ejército tailandés, el general Apirat Kongsompong, llamó “escoria de la tierra” a la oposic En América Latina se desperdician 127 millones de toneladas de alimentos al año. Army Pacific commanding general and Gen. 1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. General Apirat Kongsompong spoke to Reuters a week after half a dozen small bombs hit Bangkok during a high profile meeting of world powers, attacks he said were aimed at undermining a new civilian government led by the former junta leader. » General Sasin Thongpakdee as Deputy Commander in Chief » General Konjanart Sukraseranee as Chairman of the Advisory Board » Lieutenant General Apirat Kongsompong as Assistant Commander in Chief » Lieutenant General Weerachai Inthusophon as Assistant Commander in Chief » Lieutenant General Nattapon Nakpanick as Chief of Staff. Experience: - Commanding General, 11th Infantry Regiment, King's Guard - Deputy Commanding General, 1st Division, King's Guard. , and a member of the National Legislative Assembly. Apirat Kongsompong also confirmed that the eight-wheeled vehicles would be delivered during a ceremony at army headquarters in Bangkok on Sept. As a case in point, he handpicked General Apirat Kongsompong to serve as the army chief. The United States (US) has approved the sale of 60 Stryker infantry carrier vehicles with equipment and support for an estimated cost of $175 million. IT WAS A speech worthy of Dr Strangelove. Thai Army Chief Gen. The Standard reports that General Apirat Kongsompong made a public appearance after Friday's bombings to share information with the press. Thai army chief General Apirat Kongsompong describes how His Majesty the King fought against communists in Loei province in 1976, during a special lecture on national security at the Royal Thai Army Headquarters in Bangkok on 11 October 2019. The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong came less than three months after direct military rule officially ended in Thailand, although the new civilian administration is led by the former army. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh HONG KONG (Reuters) – The lack of a mechanism in Hong Kong to extradite suspects to mainland China is an obstacle to tackling money laundering and terrorism financing, a watchdog said on Wednesday as Hong Kong withdrew an extradition bill that sparked mass protests. This man is none other than new army general Apirat Kongsompong who, on 11 October, accused some politicians, academics and "old communist elements" of using "hybrid warfare" to undermine the country and the high institution. The army chief General Apirat Kongsompong gave a fiery and battling speech that tackled the 'hard left' and warned of moves to alter the constitution and move the country towards the wrong path. Thais go to polls in first general election since 2014 coup. Gen Apirat has attended many military training programmes and activities in the US. General Apirat Kongsompong spoke to Reuters a week after a half-dozen small bombs hit Bangkok during a high profile meeting of world powers, attacks he said were aimed at undermining a new civilian government led by the former junta leader. made armoured infantry carrier vehicles by the end of the year and 50 more next year, but did not give the. Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe meets with the visiting Apirat Kongsompong, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army, in. Thai army chief General Apirat Kongsompong indirectly criticised Thanathorn's meeting with Wong on Friday during a press briefing in which he accused opposition politicians of inappropriate behaviour. Acest fișier a fost eliberat sub licența Creative Commons Atribuire și distribuire în condiții identice 4. Thai army chief Gen. and Member of National Legislative Assembly. BANGKOK – His Majesty the King has approved the annual reshuffle of the three armed forces involving altogether 935 officers with General Apirat Kongsompong, assistant army commander-in-chief, being appointed new army commander-in-chief. The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok on Thursday issued a statement condemning “some Thai politicians” for associating with Hong Kong pro-democracy elements and warning them to be “cautious” going forward While the embassy’s statement. Apirat has 8 jobs listed on their profile. Thailand's Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong arrives before an interview with members of foreign media at the Thai Army headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2, 2019. On his first day in the job, Apirat reaffirmed his loyalty to the monarchy by threatening to stage a coup. General Apirat Kongsompong also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Government Lottery Office, and was formerly an Independent Director at Bangchak Petroleum Public Co. – Command and General Staff College – RTA Command. General Robert B Brown (right rear) and General Apirat Kongsompong (left rear) during Stryker handover ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. Also present at the welcoming ceremony together with the Vice-Senior General were Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Mya Tun Oo and senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief. Army Pacific commanding general and Gen. Apirat has 8 jobs listed on their profile. BANGKOK: Hinter den Bombenanschlägen vom Freitag steht nach Einschätzung von General Apirat Kongsompong, dem stellvertretenden Direktor des Internal Security Operations Command, dieselbe Gruppe von Menschen mit demselben Chef wie in früheren Jahren. On February 21, 2019 Ambassador of Ukraine Andrii Beshta paid a courtesy call on General Apirat Kongsompong, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army. เสียชีวิต ด้วยโรคมะเร็งปอด. As a case in point, he handpicked General Apirat Kongsompong to serve as the army chief. Army Pacific commanding general, and Gen. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh HONG KONG (Reuters) – The lack of a mechanism in Hong Kong to extradite suspects to mainland China is an obstacle to tackling money laundering and terrorism financing, a watchdog said on Wednesday as Hong Kong withdrew an extradition bill that sparked mass protests. Thailand's Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong arrives before an interview with members of foreign media at the Thai army headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, on Tuesday (Reuters photo) BANGKOK — Thailand's army chief on Tuesday warned against protests after a disputed election, invoking. General Apirat Kongsompong said the military would remain neutral in the election, in which his predecessor as army chief, Prayuth Chan-ocha, is seeking to stay in power as an elected prime. Apirat Kongsompong holds the position of Chairman at Thailand Government Lottery Office. Politicians from key parties hit back yesterday, saying they had the right to present their policies to voters, and also advised the general to remain. The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong came less than three months after direct military rule officially Thailand's army chief lashed out at opposition figures on Friday in an emotional speech in which he portrayed politicians and academics as threats to national security and even the monarchy. He completed his primary and part of secondary education at St. The first batch would be 10 [vehicles],” Apirat told reporters. General Apirat Kongsompong said the military would remain neutral in the election, in which his predecessor as army chief, Prayuth Chan-ocha, is seeking to stay in power as an elected prime minister, five years after he seized power in a coup. Apirat Kongsompong. Apirat Kongsompong (left rear), Royal Thai Army commander-in-chief stand in front of Royal Thai Army Strykers, during a Stryker handover ceremony Sept. Thailand’s Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong arrives before an interview with members of foreign media at the Thai Army headquarters in Bangkok Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong came less than three months after direct military rule officially ended in Thailand, although the new civilian administration is led by the former army chief who overthrew the previous elected government. Thai army chief General Apirat Kongsompong indirectly criticized Thanathorn's meeting with Wong on Friday during a press briefing in which he accused opposition politicians of inappropriate behavior. JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash (Mar. General Apirat Kongsompong said the military would remain neutral in the election. Sippachai Kunnuwong, Joe Freeman (Agence France "It's a good thing," Apirat Kongsompong told reporters as he voted. 'The threat now is fake news': Thai army chief describes 'hybrid war' - General Apirat Kongsompong spoke to Reuters a week after a half-dozen small bombs hit Bangkok during a high profile meeting of world powers, attacks he said were aimed at undermining a new civilian government led by the former junta leader. BANGKOK — Army chief Gen. By Chitraporn Senvong The Nation General Apirat Kongsompong Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong is scheduled to deliver a speech at a special seminar on Thursday (October 11) being held at the Army headquarters to explain the armed forces’ role in providing security under current circumstances. The criticism came a few days after Thai army chief General Apirat Kongsompong visited Rattananuparb Temple in southern Narathiwat province. Brown (right rear), U. 1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption - Gen. Army Pacific commanding general and Gen. pʰoŋ]; 1 August 1931 – 2 August 1999) was the de facto head of government of Thailand from 1991 to 1992, after a military coup d'etat led by Sunthorn and General Suchinda Kraprayoon deposed the government of Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan on February 23, 1991. Thailand's Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong crushes Thai aspirations for democracy and human rights. After all, Apirat's own father, General Sunthorn Kongsompong, was a key architect of the 1991 army coup that culminated in a bloody crackdown against demonstrators in May 1992. In the ceremony, the U. After the meeting, Vice-Senior General Soe Win and General Apirat Kongsompong exchanged souvenirs and had a documentary group photo taken together with the members. Thailand's Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong arrives before an interview with members of foreign media at the Thai Army headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2, 2019. BANGKOK — Army chief Gen. Thai army chief raises communist bogey to tar the opposition and stoke fears of a leftist rebellion; China sides with the army over pro-democracy politicians Many Thais are still perplexed more than a week after Army Chief general Apirat Kongsompong announced a communist conspiracy was plotting t. The massacre was 43 years ago but fast forward to today and at least one man seems to fear that history will repeat itself. In the evening, Vice-Senior General Soe Win hosted dinner to the Thai delegation led by General Apirat Kongsompong at Aureum Place Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw. (Reuters) Bangkok: Thailand's powerful army chief on Friday dismissed rumours of a coup ahead of next month's scheduled national elections, insisting he was "very close" to junta leader Prayut Chan-o-Cha. Position: Army Commander in chief. The appointment of General Apirat Kongsompong as head of Thailand's armed forces signals a profound shift in the factional makeup of the military's highest echelons - and puts the Kingdom's army in the hands of a man who has threatened to unleash yet another coup if next year's long-awaited elections don't go according to plan. He will succeed General Chalermchai Sitthisart who is due to retire at the end of this month. Thailand's army is fighting a "hybrid war" waged by enemies who are using "fake news" to turn young Thais against the military and the monarchy, the army chief said in a rare interview on Friday. On 28 January 2010 Colonel Apirat Kongsompong and the leaders of several Army Regiments and Battalions came out in support of Army Chief, General Anupong Paochinda, and denounced Major General Khattiya "Sae Daeng" Sawasdipol for violating the code of conduct and military regulations. General Apirat Kongsompong said the military would remain neutral in the election, in which his predecessor as army chief, Prayuth Chan-ocha, is seeking to stay in power as an elected prime minister, five years after he seized power in a coup. BANGKOK: Hinter den Bombenanschlägen vom Freitag steht nach Einschätzung von General Apirat Kongsompong, dem stellvertretenden Direktor des Internal Security Operations Command, dieselbe Gruppe von Menschen mit demselben Chef wie in früheren Jahren. "I'd say don't be too imaginative. Prayut Chan-o-cha - Royal Thai Armed Forces - Apirat Kongsompong - 1st Division (Thailand) - 2nd Infantry Division (Thailand) - Vajiralongkorn - Phramongkutklao Hospital - Phramongkutklao College of Medicine - Thailand - Territorial Defense Student - National Assembly of Thailand - Phetchabun Province - British Aerospace Jetstream 41 - King's Guard (Thailand) - M1911 pistol - Udon Thani. General Apirat Kongsompong also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Government Lottery Office, and was formerly an Independent Director at Bangchak Petroleum Public Co. The reason that they took over some five years ago is because Thailands’ democracy had been hi. BANGKOK (Bangkok Post) – Army chief Apirat Kongsompong says he will wash his hands of politics after the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is dissolved once the new cabinet is sworn in. Thailand's Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong arrives before an interview with members of foreign media at the Thai Army headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2, 2019. Tuesday, 13 August 2019 A summary and reflection of my interview in Matichon with respect to an interview with Reuters of General Apirat Kongsompong, the Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Army. The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong came less than three months after direct military rule officially Thailand's army chief lashed out at opposition figures on Friday in an emotional speech in which he portrayed politicians and academics as threats to national security and even the monarchy. To meet whom? The meetings had hidden agendas. "The Proliferation of Free Trade Disagreements (FTDs)" by Jayant Menon. House committee to invite General Apirat for chat over his controversial speech The House Committee for Security Affairs, National Borders, Strategy and Reform has agreed to invite Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong to an "exchange of views" on October 21st over the controversial. General Apirat Kongsompong said the military would remain neutral in the election, in which his predecessor as army chief, Prayuth Chan-ocha, is seeking to stay in power as an elected prime minister, five years after he seized power in a coup. 2019/86, 22 October 2019An overtly political speech delivered by Thai Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong on 11 October prompted strong reaction in the country for its partisan targeting of popular opposition politicians as threats to national security. Apirat Kongsompong. “We have to tread carefully…. General Apirat Kongsompong arrives before an interview with foreign media in Bangkok. Royal Thai Army Receives Strykers during a handover ceremony BANGKOK,Thailand (Sept. The ruckus was caused by comments made by army chief General Apirat Kongsompong in October 2018, after a reporter asked him if he was prepared to launch another coup. The army’s commander in chief, General Apirat Kongsompong, publicly condemned the protesters, saying they were “bent on causing trouble”. (Reuters pic) BANGKOK: A Thai opposition party accused Thailand's army chief on Saturday of meddling in. Bangkok - As the general election is approaching, the new army commander has issued policies to officials, urging them to maintain the peace. 18, 2019, file photo, Thai army chief Gen. The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong was made to be sensational and a biased political message, said the paper. General Apirat Kongsompong spoke to Reuters a week after a half-dozen small bombs. Oktober) mit dem Sicherheitskomitee des Repräsentantenhauses. "Any section of the Constitution can be amended but changing Section. Singapore and Thailand have reaffirmed their strong defence ties, as the Thai army chief met Singapore defence officials on May 22. He was speaking to Reuters in a follow up to the bomb attacks around Bangkok seven days before (August 2). Army Pacific commanding general, and Gen. Apirat Kongsompong. BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's army chief lashed out at opposition figures on Friday in an emotional speech in which he portrayed politicians and academics as threats to national security and even the monarchy. After the 70-year reign of a revered and widely-loved king, Thailand's transition to the new era of his son, Maha Vajiralongkorn, was always going to be an uneasy one, an analyst reports from. On February 21, 2019 Ambassador of Ukraine Andrii Beshta paid a courtesy call on General Apirat Kongsompong, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army. The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong came less than three months after direct military rule officially ended in Thailand, although the new civilian administration is led by the former army. It declared that the Pheu Thai Party associated with fugitive former Thaksin Shinawatra topped the field by winning 136 constituencies. In the view of the Bangkok Post, "Two thirds of that number could be retired immediately, and the only effect would be that the world would stop mocking Thailand for their presence. In the ceremony, the U. หากค้นข่าวเก่าๆ ชื่อของ อภิรัชต์ เริ่มเป็นข่าวในหน้าสื่อบ่อยครั้งขึ้น เมื่อบิดา พล. Commander, Royal Thai Army talks with Chris Long, Emergency Management Division during a visit to the Washington State Emergency Operations Center, Camp Murray. After the parliamentary committee sent a second request urging him to appear, he canceled his plans and appeared for a. "We have to tread carefully…. Indo-Pacific Command, greeted the C17. Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe meets with the visiting Apirat Kongsompong, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army, in. (Reuters) Bangkok: Thailand's powerful army chief on Friday dismissed rumours of a coup ahead of next month's scheduled national elections, insisting he was "very close" to junta leader Prayut Chan-o-Cha. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit der zukünftige Parteivorsitzende der Future Forward Partei (FFP) äußerte am Samstag seine Besorgnis darüber, dass die kontroverse Rede des Oberbefehlshabers der Armee, General Apirat Kongsompong, im Hauptquartier…. “General Prayuth has to be on his own path and the army has to step back,” Apirat said. The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong came less than three months after direct military rule officially ended in Thailand, although the new civilian administration is led by the former army chief who overthrew the previous elected government. Thailand's Election Commission on Tuesday officially endorsed the results from the general election held on March 24. All eyes on Army chief as he prepares speech on South situation. General Apirat Kongsompong also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Government Lottery Office, and was formerly an Independent Director at Bangchak Petroleum Public Co. made armoured infantry carrier vehicles by the end of the year and 50 more next year, but did not give the. Thai army chief Gen. Apirat Kongsompong, First Army Area commander in Thailand, after a ride in a Stryker vehicle, March 8 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. หากค้นข่าวเก่าๆ ชื่อของ อภิรัชต์ เริ่มเป็นข่าวในหน้าสื่อบ่อยครั้งขึ้น เมื่อบิดา พล. Army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong on Wednesday defended the procurement plan, insisting the proposed purchase was above board. "Wong came to Thailand countless of times. Thailand's Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong speaks during an interview with Reuters in Bangkok, Thailand, August 9, 2019. "Wong came to Thailand countless of times. 12, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. FILE PHOTO: Thailand's Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong arrives before an interview with members of foreign media at the Thai Army headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2, 2019. BANGKOK: Hinter den Bombenanschlägen vom Freitag steht nach Einschätzung von General Apirat Kongsompong, dem stellvertretenden Direktor des Internal Security Operations Command, dieselbe Gruppe von Menschen mit demselben Chef wie in früheren Jahren. The Strykers — eight-wheeled vehicles designed to move infantry — will be deployed at a base near Bangkok, Army Chief Apirat Kongsompong told reporters on Tuesday. Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong told reporters that Thailand would receive 70 U. Apirat Kongsompong, commander-in-chief of the RTA, followed Brown's remarks, and. Thai junta poised to retain power as nation awaits vote results "I am excited and happy," said Chanachai Charoensue, a 55. Were they conspiring, cooking up something together?”. General Apirat Kongsompong spoke to Reuters a week after a half-dozen small bombs hit Bangkok during a high profile meeting of world powers, attacks he said were aimed at undermining a new civilian government led by the former junta leader. Thai army chief General Apirat Kongsompong indirectly criticized Thanathorn’s meeting with Wong on Friday during a press briefing in which he accused opposition politicians of inappropriate behavior. The Stryker is a family of 8x8 wheeled armored vehicles derived from the Canadian LAV III. LEFT: LTG Apirat Kongsompong, Asst. General Apirat Kongsompong spoke to Reuters a week after half a dozen small bombs hit Bangkok during a high profile meeting of world powers, attacks he said were aimed at undermining a new civilian government led by the former junta leader. Apirat's harsh condemnation of. Apirat Kongsompong is the Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Army effective 1 October 2018. ” He clearly believes that this is a win-win intervention; he can support the king and the junta’s devil parties. The relationship between the monarchy, the army and politicians is the fundamental factor determining stability in Southeast Asia's second-biggest economy. Royal Thai Army Chief General, Apirat Kongsompong. Mr Apirat is not the only general struggling to adjust to life in a democracy. made armoured infantry carrier vehicles by the end of the year and 50 more next year, but did not give the value of the deal. Indo-Pacific Command, greeted the C17. Sippachai Kunnuwong, Joe Freeman (Agence France "It's a good thing," Apirat Kongsompong told reporters as he voted. He was speaking to Reuters in a follow up to the bomb attacks around Bangkok seven days before (August 2). Apirat didn’t. 21: Army chief Apirat Kongsompong said in a Monday morning statement that he would not appear before parliament as requested and would instead send a subordinate, according to military reporter Wassana Nanuam. General Apirat Kongsompong spoke to Reuters a week after half a dozen small bombs hit Bangkok during a high profile meeting of world powers, attacks he said were aimed at undermining a new civilian government led by the former junta leader. Thailand's Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong arrives before an interview with members of foreign media at the Thai army headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, on Tuesday (Reuters photo) BANGKOK — Thailand's army chief on Tuesday warned against protests after a disputed election, invoking. Apirat's harsh condemnation of. Thailand's version of Tiananmen ended when the King brought together the country's two main political antagonists, who were pictured on television kneeling in front of. Thai army chief General Apirat Kongsompong indirectly criticised Thanathorn's meeting with Wong on Friday during a press briefing in which he accused opposition politicians of inappropriate. Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing received Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army General Apirat Kongsompong at the villa of Zeyathiri Beikman here this afternoon. It declared that the Pheu Thai Party associated with fugitive former Thaksin Shinawatra topped the field by winning 136 constituencies. The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong came less than three months after direct military rule officially Thailand's army chief lashed out at opposition figures on Friday in an emotional speech in which he portrayed politicians and academics as threats to national security and even the monarchy. Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong told reporters that Thailand would receive 70 U. "Wong came to Thailand countless of times. Apirat se dirigía aparentemente a los intelectuales que respaldan el Partido Futuro Adelante, que de acuerdo con cifras preliminares obtuvo. Apirat Kongsompong in a prepared speech to an audience at army headquarters charged that “hybrid warfare” incorporating methods such as online propaganda and more traditional violent. Thais to vote in February for first time since. Indo-Pacific Command, greeted the C17 Globemaster aircraft when it arrived. สุนทร คงสมพงษ์ อดีต ผบ. Thai army chief General Apirat Kongsompong indirectly criticised Thanathorn’s meeting with Wong on Friday during a press briefing in which he accused opposition politicians of inappropriate. made armored infantry carrier vehicles by the end of the year and 50 more next year, but did not give the. Apirat Kongsompong in a prepared speech to an audience at army headquarters charged that “hybrid warfare” incorporating methods such as online propaganda and more traditional violent means was already being employed in Thailand to destroy the nation. Thailand’s new army chief General Apirat Kongsompong (centre) during a handover ceremony at army headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, on September 28. The army as a whole is commanded by an estimated 1,750 generals. The paper described the general's opinion as 'a lecture' that should never have been given by any army chief, accusing "the left" and young people as threatening national security and the monarchy. Thailand's Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong arrives before an interview with members of foreign media at the Thai Army headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2, 2019. General Apirat referred to a recent visit to Hong Kong by a leading Thai opposition politician during which he met with pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, claiming it was an “illustration of how anti-government forces are trying to solicit foreign interference in Thai domestic affairs”. General Apirat Kongsompong, 58, belongs to the King’s Guard faction in the First Infantry Division of the First Army Region – a group at the very heart of the royalist military establishment. Apirat pulls out of Army test visit at last minuteBy Jitraporn SenwongThe Nation Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong, possibly in an attempt to avoid questions about politics, at the last minute. The army’s commander in chief, General Apirat Kongsompong, publicly condemned the protesters, saying they were “bent on causing trouble”. Thai army chief General Apirat Kongsompong indirectly criticized Thanathorn's meeting with Wong on Friday during a press briefing in which he accused opposition politicians of inappropriate. All eyes on Army chief as he prepares speech on South situation. Thanathorn's revelation about the summons came after army chief Apirat Kongsompong publicly criticized the anti-junta coalition. Apirat Kongsompong Profile & Biography. Royal Thai Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong and U. Commander, Royal Thai Army talks with Chris Long, Emergency Management Division during a visit to the Washington State Emergency Operations Center, Camp Murray. “These Strykers will not only enhance the RTA capacity, but will also act as a tangible symbol of friendship, and a witness to the cordial relations between two countries that continue to strengthen. Gabriel's College. Royal Thai Army Chief General, Apirat Kongsompong. Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong voiced strong opposition to proposals to amend the Constitution’s Section 1. Thailand's new army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong made headlines last week after saying another coup is possible if political unrest returns. The election commission has not yet formally announced the postponement. General Apirat Kongsompong also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Government Lottery Office, and was formerly an Independent Director at Bangchak Petroleum Public Co. Brown menyerahkan 10 Strykers kepada Panglima Angkatan Tentera Thailang Apirat Kongsompong di ibu pejabat RTA di sini. In the evening, Vice-Senior General Soe Win hosted dinner to the Thai delegation led by General Apirat Kongsompong at Aureum Place Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw. Sunthorn Kongsompong (Thai: สุนทร คงสมพงษ์, RTGS: Sunthon Khongsomphong, IPA: [sǔn. Brown, Commanding General of USARPAC, and Gen. "These Strykers will not only enhance the RTA capacity,. Panglima Pasifik Tentera Amerika Syarikat, Jeneral Robert B. Apirat Kongsompong reviews the guard of honor during the Royal Thai Armed Forces Day ceremony at a military base in Bangkok, Thailand. The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong came less than three months after direct military rule officially ended in Thailand, although the new civilian administration is led by the former army chief who overthrew the previous elected government. On February 21, 2019 Ambassador of Ukraine Andrii Beshta paid a courtesy call on General Apirat Kongsompong, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army. Chief of Army (COA) Major-General (MG) Goh Si Hou and Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army (RTA) General (GEN) Apirat Kongsompong co-officiated at the closing ceremony of Exercise Kocha Singa 2019 at the Murai Urban Training Facility (MUTF) in Singapore this morning. Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong voiced strong opposition to proposals to amend the Constitution's Section 1. 12, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. General Apirat Kongsompong took a rare step in Thai politics when he openly insinuated that unnamed individuals were employing "hybrid warfare" tactics to threaten the country's military-backed government. Thailand's Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong arrives before an interview with members of foreign media at the Thai Army headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand on April 2, 2019. 2019-01-08 16:07; Xi orders armed forces to enhance combat readiness. Apirat Kongsompong, Royal Thai Army commander-in-chief, address RTA soldiers and senior leaders during a Stryker handover ceremony Sept. Apirat is the son of General Sunthorn Kongsompong, who led a 1991 coup that triggered a groundswell of opposition from a growing middle class, which resulted in the military's return to barracks. Apirat Kongsompong, who said in an interview Friday that the nation's security forces had to fend off "cyber warfare" waged by enemies of the government. The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong came less than three months after direct military rule officially ended in Thailand, although the new civilian administration is led by the former army. The latest story by Nikkei Asian Review will be a good read on this (may require subscription). One America News Network announced today that Governor Sarah Palin will be guest hosting One America News Network’s political talk show “On Point” the week of August 24th. We cannot let politics use us," Apirat told reporters in Bangkok.