Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan on Wednesday dismissed a Press report that the Department of Special Investigation had asked the military for help in a search of Wat Dhammakaya in Pathum Thani province.

He said that he had not been informed by the army commander-in-chief General Chalermchai Sitthisart in his capacity as the secretary-general of the National Council for Peace and Order about the military involvement in the planned search of the temple by the DSI.

The deputy prime minister also dismissed as groundless an allegation of non-governmental organizations in Krabi province that the government planned to mobilize people in Krabi to show up in support of the coal-fired power plant in the southern province.

No, that is impossible, said General Prawit, adding that if the people are supportive of the power plant project, they will show up themselves without the need of being mobilized to do so by the government.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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