General's Ambitions Could Raise Tensions

September 2007
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Sep2007, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p1
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The article focuses on the political aspiration of General Sonthi Boonyaratglin, Thailand's Army Commander and Chairman of the Council for National Security. According to the author, Boonyaratglin's leadership in the coupd'etat against Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has three reasons, including his plan for government office, desire to remain politically stable, powerful and influential. The author anticipates that Boonyaratglin will create his own party or collaborated with his successor.


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