Military calls off invitation to ex-energy minister 

 The military has called off its plan to summon former energy minister of the Pheu Thai Party for a meeting after criticising the military junta’s performance a failure after three years in power.

The former energy minister Pichai Naripthaphan said on his Facebook page that  the military earlier summoned him to a meeting today saying they would pick him up from his home to the Army Second Calvary Division at 9.30 am today.

But he said that they made another call late in the morning cancelling the meeting.

They just told him that they were worried that he might not understand fully well of the military junta’s performance and therefore would forward video clip to him instead to see so that he would gain better understanding of its performance.

They also said as the invitation could be interpreted a threat to freedom as it drew attention from the news media, it would rather call it off and send him video clips instead.

He said the military summoned him after he criticised the military junta’s three years in power a failure, citing reasons of no new investments by investors, particularly the Japanese.

He said the officer just told him they wanted to talk to him on some information he gave and  shared which showed he didn’t understand the military’s good faith.

Pichai had been summoned several times in the past three years for his criticism of the military junta.