Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong told reporters that Thailand would receive 70 U. Brown menyerahkan 10 Strykers kepada Panglima Angkatan Tentera Thailang Apirat Kongsompong di ibu pejabat RTA di sini. เสียชีวิต ด้วยโรคมะเร็งปอด. 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. -trained Gen. Apirat Kongsompong, Royal Thai Army commander-in-chief, address RTA soldiers and senior leaders during a Stryker handover ceremony Sept. The speech came a week after the army filed a complaint with the police against opposition members over a seminar. 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. According to First Army Commander Lt Gen Apirat Kongsompong, the troops undertook several tasks such as intelligence, public security, traffic management and general services. 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. He completed his primary and part of secondary education at St. "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. “The army is preparing a ceremony to take delivery of the Strykers with four vehicles present. 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. He didn’t say whether the undercover soldiers would carry weapons. Apirat was born in Bangkok on 23 March 1960. Navy Admiral Phil Davidson, commander of the U. Apirat Kongsompong, Royal Thai Army commander-in-chief, address RTA soldiers and senior leaders during a Stryker handover ceremony Sept. 30 de octubre de 2019. 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. Other highlights of this year’s military reshuffle  include:. He is an avid King's man and will likely become the next commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces after Gen. 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. He accused them of colluding to brainwash and mobilize young people and of having "communist" ideas to overthrow the monarchy. Brown, Commanding General of USARPAC, and Gen. Army Pacific commanding general, and Gen. 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. Apirat Kongsompong reported to a parliament committee today to discuss a. , and a member of the National Legislative Assembly. The criticism came a few days after Thai army chief General Apirat Kongsompong visited Rattananuparb Temple in southern Narathiwat province. A file photo of Gen. ArmyPacific commanding general, and Gen. 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. 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. View Apirat Kongchanagul’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. BREAKING—Several highly placed sources confirm that General Apirat Kongsompong, expected to be the next commander of the Thai army,. 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. "The Proliferation of Free Trade Disagreements (FTDs)" by Jayant Menon. 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. 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. He vowed that the army would "step back" for the election. 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. All eyes on Army chief as he prepares speech on South situation. 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. Brown menyerahkan 10 Strykers kepada Panglima Angkatan Tentera Thailang Apirat Kongsompong di ibu pejabat RTA di sini. Gen Apirat said the proposed procurement is transparent and the choppers will strengthen the country’s defence capabilities. Commission Secretary-General Jarungvith Phumma said on Tuesday. Gen Apirat Kongsompong (top left) will become the new army chief starting Oct 1 while Adm Luechai Ruddit (top right) and ACM Chaiyapruk Ditsayasarin (bottom left) will head the navy and the air. Thai Army Chief Gen. BANGKOK — Army chief Gen. 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. 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. 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. The reason that they took over some five years ago is because Thailands’ democracy had been hi. 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 reviews the guard of honor during the Royal Thai Armed Forces Day ceremony at a military base in Bangkok, Thailand. It seems there is a shift in power in Asean’s second-biggest economy away from the generals from the so-called Eastern Tigers, who have dominated the armed. 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. 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. They include Gen Apirat Kongsompong, whose father led the coup that ousted the Chatchai Choonhavan government in 1991, as the new army chief, an appointment that was widely expected. 1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption - Gen. 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. BANGKOK - Thailand's army is fighting a war waged by enemies who are using "Fake News" to turn young Thais against the military and the monarchy. 12, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. General Apirat Kongsompong arrives before an interview with foreign media in Bangkok. Navy Admiral Phil Davidson, commander of the U. 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. Apirat Kongsompong, Commander-in-Chief of the RTA. No election decree has been issued, which would make the polling date official. Apirat Kongsompong speaks about Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong during a special lecture at the Thai army headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Oct. General Apirat Kongsompong last week delivered a diatribe warning of the spectre of a communist rebellion in a speech peppered with barely-concealed references to Thanathorn and his party. He is the eldest son of General Sunthorn Kongsompong , the former Supreme Commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces , and Khunying Orachorn Kongsompong. General Apirat Kongsompong spoke to Reuters a week after a half-dozen small bombs. 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. 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 additional risk stems from factions within the military, the imminent shift of power away from the Queen’s Guards, from which PM Prayuth hails, to the King’s Guards led by military commander-in-chief Apirat Kongsompong. 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. 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. 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 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 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. สุนทร คงสมพงษ์ อดีต ผบ. And at the beginning of January 2019, Apirat Kongsompong was appointed to the Crown Property Bureau's executive board. Mr Prayut led a coup in 2014 that installed the current military government. Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong voiced strong opposition to proposals to amend the Constitution's Section 1. 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 Stryker is a family of 8x8 wheeled armored vehicles derived from the Canadian LAV III. 2019-01-08 16:07; Xi orders armed forces to enhance combat readiness. Experience: - Commanding General, 11th Infantry Regiment, King's Guard - Deputy Commanding General, 1st Division, King's Guard. The Royal Thai Army is fighting a "hybrid war" waged by enemies who are using "fake news" to turn young Thais against the military and the monarchy, says army chief Apirat Kongsompong. "They are being told to think this way, ordered to behave this way, thinking in one single mode without taking into consideration other factors which are reasonable and without looking at the constitution," Aparit, who is also secretary general of the NCPO, told a media conference on Monday. 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. Navy Admiral Phil Davidson, commander of the U. General Apirat is the son of General Sunthorn Kongsompong, the former army chief who launched a coup d'état in 1991. The army’s commander in chief, General Apirat Kongsompong, publicly condemned the protesters, saying they were “bent on causing trouble”. 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. 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. The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong came less than three months after direct. Apirat Kongsompong (left rear), Royal Thai Army commander-in-chief stand in. He will succeed General Chalermchai Sitthisart who is due to retire at the end of this month. Thailand's Royal Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong talks to media during the joint news conference with 40th Chief of Staff of the U. Gen Apirat Kongsompong didn’t just try to refute the call to cut both the military budget and the number of general officers. Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong on Tuesday said that the perpetrators of the attacks wanted to undermine confidence at a time when Thailand was hosting regional officials. 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. Royal Thai Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong and U. The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong was made to be sensational and a biased political message, said the paper. Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong must wait for two years after retirement to be eligible for the position of prime minister, while Apirat says he will not jump into politics. Army Pacific commanding general, and Gen. 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. 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. BANGKOK — Army chief Gen. -made armored vehicles next month, as ties between the two countries warm following the end of military rule in the Southeast Asian nation. 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. McConville at the Indo-Pacific Armies. The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong was made to be sensational and a biased political message, said the paper. 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. 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 to vote in February for first time since. Army Pacific, during a visit to the 31st Infantry Regiment, the King's Guard, in central. On his first day in the job, Apirat reaffirmed his loyalty to the monarchy by threatening to stage a coup. History Initially, the Ministry was called Krom Kalahom ( Thai : กรมกลาโหม ) and its head was called Samuha Kalahom ( Thai : สมุหกลาโหม ), and it was charged with the protection. Apirat Kongsompong (left rear), Royal Thai Army commander-in-chief stand in front of Royal Thai Army Strykers, during a Stryker handover ceremony Sept. Gen Apirat Kongsompong didn’t just try to refute the call to cut both the military budget and the number of general officers. The army as a whole is commanded by an estimated 1,750 generals. Pornpipat Benyasiri retires in 2020. Sunthorn Kongsompong (Thai: สุนทร คงสมพงษ์, RTGS: Sunthon Khongsomphong, IPA: [sǔn. , Southeastern University, Washington, D. 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. General Robert B Brown (right rear) and General Apirat Kongsompong (left rear) during Stryker handover ceremony 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. 18, 2019 file photo, Thai army chief Gen. 2019-01-08 16:07 China, Russia to boost military cooperation. 12, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Army Pacific commanding general and Gen. Among those who currently sport the pin is the hawkish army commander in chief, Gen. ” He clearly believes that this is a win-win intervention; he can support the king and the junta’s devil parties. The additional risk stems from factions within the military, the imminent shift of power away from the Queen’s Guards, from which PM Prayuth hails, to the King’s Guards led by military commander-in-chief Apirat Kongsompong. 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 (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. General Apirat Kongsompong receives the Striker armored vehicles - พลเอกอภิรัชต์ คงสมพงษ์ รับมอบรถหุ้มเกราะสไตรเกอร | เดลิ[HOT]นิวส์ 120962 - YouTube. He is an avid King's man and will likely become the next commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces after Gen. General Apirat Kongsompong, who took up his post this month, said the army was being closely watched and would strive to remain neutral. The suggestion was rejected by Thailand's army chief, General Apirat Kongsompong, who is also head of the king's Royal Guard Force. Brown menyerahkan 10 Strykers kepada Panglima Angkatan Tentera Thailang Apirat Kongsompong di ibu pejabat RTA di sini. 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 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. -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. Future Forward have been a rare voice of criticism against Thailand’s royalist establishment. 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. 12, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Brown, chief commander of the U. All eyes on Army chief as he prepares speech on South situation. Thai junta poised to retain power as nation awaits vote results "I am excited and happy," said Chanachai Charoensue, a 55. 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. He was speaking at a special seminar on national security held at the Army headquarters on Friday (October 11). Apirat Kongsompong Secret Bases wiki from www. 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. Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong told reporters that Thailand would receive 70 U. Apirat was born in Bangkok on 23 March 1960. 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. The army as a whole is commanded by an estimated 1,750 generals. 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. Navy Admiral Phil Davidson, commander of the U. Apirat Kongsompong (left rear), Royal Thai Army commander-in-chief stand in. General Apirat Kongsompong spoke to Reuters a week after a half-dozen small bombs. And at the beginning of January 2019, Apirat Kongsompong was appointed to the Crown Property Bureau's executive board. The Royal Thai Army is fighting a "hybrid war" waged by enemies who are using "fake news" to turn young Thais against the military and the monarchy, says army chief Apirat Kongsompong. 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. Gen Apirat Kongsompong, seen here at a press conference after he became army chief on Oct 1, has vowed to clean up drug trafficking operations enabled by Internal Security Operations Command. The man to watch in this case is General Apirat Kongsompong, Thailand’s new Army chief. 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. In this Friday, Jan. Sippachai Kunnuwong, Joe Freeman (Agence France "It's a good thing," Apirat Kongsompong told reporters as he voted. Apirat was born in Bangkok on 23 March 1960. General Apirat is married to Associate Professor Doctor Kritika Kongsompong and blessed with 1 son and 1 daughter. Army Pacific, during a visit to the 31st Infantry Regiment, the King's Guard, in central. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Apirat. 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. 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. He told Reuters he had heard about the attack, but was astonished. He is the eldest son of General Sunthorn Kongsompong , the former Supreme Commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces , and Khunying Orachorn Kongsompong. Thailand's junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha votes at a polling station in Bangkok in last month's general election. 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. Brown (right rear), U. In this Jan. 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. Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe meets with the visiting Apirat Kongsompong, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army, in. Unity means loyalty and a deep determination to defeat the Thaksin Shinawatra "regime. 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. 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. 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. 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. To meet whom? The meetings had hidden agendas. General Prayuth Chan-ocha General Apirat Kongsompong, the powerful army chief, has warned of the possibility of another coup if there is rioting or unrest. BANGKOK - Thailand's army is fighting a war waged by enemies who are using "Fake News" to turn young Thais against the military and the monarchy. Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army (RTA) General (GEN) Apirat Kongsompong called on Senior Minister of State for Defence Mr Heng Chee How at the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) this morning. สุนทร คงสมพงษ์ อดีต ผบ. Apirat gets army chief's job in top brass reshuffle News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 02/09/2018 » Assistant army chief Apirat Kongsompong has been promoted to take the army's top post in the. 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 se dirigía aparentemente a los intelectuales que respaldan el Partido Futuro Adelante, que de acuerdo con cifras preliminares obtuvo. 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. 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. 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. McConville at the Indo-Pacific Armies. Apirat didn’t. "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. Apirat Kongsompong (left rear), Royal Thai Army commander-in-chief stand in. Were they conspiring, cooking up something together?”. 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. In a 90-minute lecture-turned-rant at the army headquarters on October 11th, Apirat Kongsompong, the head of Thailand's armed forces, accused academics. 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. Army Pacific commanding general, and Gen. Apirat Kongsompong told reporters that he planned to ask soldiers to volunteer to become ordained as monks in temples across the Far South to make locals feel safer. 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. All eyes on Army chief as he prepares speech on South situation. 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. Position: Army Commander in chief. “El ejército cumple con el deber del ejército, que es proteger, mantener y defender las instituciones de nación, religión y monarquía”, dijo el general Apirat Kongsompong en conferencia de prensa. And at the beginning of January 2019, Apirat Kongsompong was appointed to the Crown Property Bureau's executive board. BANGKOK: Tentera Diraja Thailand (RTA) pada Khamis menerima kumpulan pertama kenderaan berperisai infantri Stryker (ICV) dari Amerika Syarikat (AS). 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. He was speaking at a special seminar on national security held at the Army headquarters on Friday (October 11). Apirat Kongsompong accused them of using the separatist movement to stir discord. ‘People should not overthrow constitutional monarchy or country could suffer another civil war’, says Apirat Kongsompong. 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. The Royal Thai Army (RTA) has officially received the first batch of Stryker armoured infantry carrier vehicles from the US 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. Future Forward Party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul on Saturday (October 12) said that the remarks of Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong on politicians, academics and national security could deepen the divide in the country and spark a clash of generations. Gen Apirat Kongsompong (top left) will become the new army chief starting Oct 1 while Adm Luechai Ruddit (top right) and ACM Chaiyapruk Ditsayasarin (bottom left) will head the navy and the air. “Having soldiers as monks in temples will create confidence and ease concerns among the public and other monks over their safety,” Apirat said after visiting the temple. BANGKOK — Army chief Gen. Sunthorn Kongsompong (Thai: สุนทร คงสมพงษ์, RTGS: Sunthon Khongsomphong, IPA: [sǔn. 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. "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. General Apirat Kongsompong (right) with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha at a military base in Thailand on Feb 14. After visiting the temple where the monks were killed, Thailand’s Army chief, Gen. 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. Brown (right rear), U. In this Friday, Jan. Brown, chief commander of the U. After visiting the temple where the monks were killed, Thailand’s Army chief, Gen. General Apirat traf sich am Montag (21. Future Forward have been a rare voice of criticism against Thailand’s royalist establishment. He was speaking to Reuters in a follow up to the bomb attacks around Bangkok seven days before (August 2). M1126 Stryker / Apirat Kongsompong / Lục quân Thái Lan / Bọc thép / General Dynamics Land Systems / Tỉnh Chachoengsao / Tư lệnh lục quân Mỹ chuẩn bị giao 60 xe bọc thép tiên tiến Stryker cho Thái Lan. The army’s commander in chief, General Apirat Kongsompong, publicly condemned the protesters, saying they were “bent on causing trouble”. "We have to tread carefully…. He is the eldest son of General Sunthorn Kongsompong , the former Supreme Commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces , and Khunying Orachorn Kongsompong. 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. Apirat Kongsompong holds the position of Chairman at Thailand Government Lottery Office. 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. 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". 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. 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. General Apirat Kongsompong, Thailand's army chief who also serves as the head of the King's Royal Guard Force, also denied Pavin's claims. The speech came a week after the army filed a complaint with the police against opposition members over a seminar. He told Reuters he had heard about the attack, but was. Singapore and Thailand have reaffirmed their strong defence ties, as the Thai army chief met Singapore defence officials on May 22. 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. Destacados: Buscar ; Política ; Economía ; Internacionales ; Reportajes exclusivos ; Punto de vista ; Veinte Manzanas ; Opinión ; Al toque. BEIJING, January 8 (ChinaMil)—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. Brown, commanding general of USARPAC, provided the opening remarks during the ceremony. “The first delivery will consist of 10 vehicles and by the end of the year there will be 70 vehicles,” Apirat said. LEFT: LTG Apirat Kongsompong, Asst. He vowed that the army would "step back" for the election. "We have to tread carefully…. In 1992, Apirat’s father General Sunthorn Kongsompong, who was then supreme commander, and General Suchinda Kraprayoon, then army commander-in-chief, seized power in a military coup. Bangkok – As the general election is approaching, the new army commander has issued policies to officials, urging them to maintain the peace. He will succeed General Chalermchai Sitthisart who is due to retire at the end of this month. Navy Admiral Phil Davidson, commander of the U. We cannot let politics use us,” Apirat told reporters in Bangkok. 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. Sunthorn Kongsompong (Thai: สุนทร คงสมพงษ์, RTGS: Sunthon Khongsomphong, IPA: [sǔn. 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. » 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. 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. The army's commander in chief, General Apirat Kongsompong, publicly condemned the protesters, saying they were "bent on causing trouble". Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong had said on Monday that politicians who proposed to cut the defence budget should listen to the ultra-patriotic song, "Nak Paendin" (worthless). 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. 50 am approximately 50 minutes after the hearing was due to begin despite an earlier written response from army headquarters suggesting that he would not attend. The Royal Thai Army (RTA) has officially received the first batch of Stryker armoured infantry carrier vehicles from the US Army. General Robert B Brown (right rear) and General Apirat Kongsompong (left rear) during Stryker handover ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. | 21 February, 10:28 During the meeting Ambassador and Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army discussed a number of security-related issues, including steps aimed at further strengthening of. As of 1 October 2018, the commander is General Apirat Kongsompong. Army Pacific commanding general, and Gen. What is encouraging for civil society is that the junta has been lukewarm to criticism, only drawing a provocation from Royal Thai Army General Apirat Kongsompong, who called protesters “bent on causing trouble”. General Apirat Kongsompong (right) with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha at a military base in Thailand on Feb 14. JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash (Mar. 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. Apirat was born in Bangkok on 23 March 1960. He accused them of colluding to brainwash and mobilize young people and of having "communist" ideas to overthrow the monarchy. , and a member of the National Legislative Assembly. 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. “If politics does not create riots, nothing will happen,” Apirat was quoted as saying, refusing to rule out the possibility. 21 February, 10:28 During the meeting Ambassador and Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army discussed a number of security-related issues, including steps aimed at further strengthening of. 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. He is also on the board of TMB Bank Public Co. The defiant Mr. He was speaking to Reuters in a follow up to the bomb attacks around Bangkok seven days before (August 2). Gen 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. He will succeed General Chalermchai Sitthisart who is due to retire at the end of this month. 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. made armoured infantry carrier vehicles by the end of the year and 50 more next year, but did not give the. 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 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. 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. 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. He was speaking to Reuters in a follow up to the bomb attacks around Bangkok seven days before (August 2). 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. Army Pacific commanding general and Gen. He didn’t say whether the undercover soldiers would carry weapons. He told Reuters he had heard about the attack, but was. The man to watch in this case is General Apirat Kongsompong, Thailand’s new Army chief. 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. , and a member of the National Legislative Assem. 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 Thai army chief General Apirat Kongsompong says that the army is now fighting a new hybrid war against enemies who are trying to turn young Thais against the military and the monarchy. อภิรัชต์ คงสมพงษ์ ผู้บัญชาการทหารบก - Thai army chief Gen. between the monarchy and the Thaksin camp. 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. 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. Army Pacific commanding general and Gen. Oct 11, 2019 · Apirat Kongsompong accused them of using the separatist movement to stir discord. “We have to tread carefully…. Thais to vote in February for first time since. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Apirat. M1126 Stryker - xe thiết giáp “đẳng cấp thế giới” Xe bọc thép tám bánh M1126 Stryker là thành viên của dòng xe Stryker có nguồn gốc từ LAV III (Canada), được General Dynamics Land Systems Canada sản xuất cho Quân đội Mỹ, bắt đầu được biên chế từ tháng 10/2003. 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. 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. BANGKOK — Army chief Gen. ‘People should not overthrow constitutional monarchy or country could suffer another civil war’, says Apirat Kongsompong. Prayuth Chan-ocha, the former army chief who led the coup of 2014 and has served as prime minister since, commands. The criticism by General Apirat Kongsompong came less than three months after direct. 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, 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. “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. made armored infantry carrier vehicles by the end of the year and 50 more next year, but did not give the. He was speaking at a special seminar on national security held at the Army headquarters on Friday (October 11). 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. McConville assumed duties as the 40th chief of staff of the U. Thai army chief Gen. McConville at the Indo-Pacific Armies. , and a member of the National Legislative Assem. Apirat was born in Bangkok on 23 March 1960. 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. 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. Photo: Office of the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing received the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army, General ApiratKongsompong, at the. 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. The massacre was 43 years ago but fast forward to today and at least one man seems to fear that history will repeat itself. General Apirat Kongsompong spoke to Reuters a week after a half-dozen small bombs. between the monarchy and the Thaksin camp. Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe meets with the visiting Apirat Kongsompong, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army, in. As strange as it may sound to you, the military in Thailand are pro democracy. History Initially, the Ministry was called Krom Kalahom ( Thai : กรมกลาโหม ) and its head was called Samuha Kalahom ( Thai : สมุหกลาโหม ), and it was charged with the protection. The suggestion was rejected by Thailand's army chief, General Apirat Kongsompong, who is also head of the king's Royal Guard Force. General Robert B Brown (right rear) and General Apirat Kongsompong (left rear) during Stryker handover ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. Already, Apirat Kongsompong, an army commander whose father, Sunthorn, staged the 1991 coup with Suchinda, has been ramping up his threats against Future Forward. Date of Birth : March 23, 1960.