Army chief admits Thai police cannot arrest Thaksin and Yingluck without the help of the Interpol

The army commander-in-chief has admitted that it is beyond the capability of Thai authorities to arrest fugitive former prime ministers Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra and that they have to rely on the help from the Interpol.

The army chief, General Chalermchai Sitthisart, said that, in order to arrest the two fugitives, there were several protocols that the Thai police would have to follow and some of them were beyond the capability of the Thai police and, hence, the need for coordination with the Interpol.

General Chalermchai will fly to Singapore tomorrow, which coincide with the visit to the island state by the two former prime ministers. He said he didn’t want people to speculate that he will meet with the duo which is untrue.

Commenting on reports of former MPs of Pheu Thai Party paying visits to the two former prime ministers in Singapore, the army chief clarified that the government or the NCPO had never banned them from visiting the duo or either of them.

“It depends on the (former MPs’) conscience. I believe that the conscience of every one of us is for the country to be in peace. No one wants to see the country to plunge into crisis again,” said General Chalermchai.