PM orders probe into missing plaque

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has ordered the Royal Thai Police Office and the security agencies to investigate the missing of the 1932 coup makers’ plaque embedded at the Royal Plaza.

Breaking his silence on the issue for the first time after activist groups planned to show up at Dusit police station tomorrow to collectively lodge a complaint with the police demanding a probe for the missing plaque, the prime minister said he didn’t see any benefit from the planned rally.

He pleaded with the activist groups not to sensationalize the issue, reminding them to let the authorities to do their job while insisting that Thailand has experienced democracy for more than eight decades.

The prime minister described the missing plaque as a minor issue and, for that matter, should not be made a big issue as the country is moving forward toward election in accordance with the roadmap.

As a matter of fact, he said that he didn’t want to add more burden on the security agencies by instructing them to investigate into the minor issue like the missing plaque.

However, he said he didn’t want to see public protests as a result of the issue.