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Thai PM quashes coup rumours

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Thailand's on Monday quashed rumours of a coup attempt, decrying it as "fake news".

Rumours about the coup have been rife ever since the reigning monarch of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn, publicly disapproved of the political aspirations of his older sister

In the viral Section 44 order - which has now been deemed false by the - Prayut had allegedly transferred chiefs of the Army, and Navy to positions of at the Prime Minister's Office, reports

"Prawit ordered security authorities to monitor the situation and the transmission of fake information in violation of the We are looking for the source of the fake information," Lieutenant Kongcheep Tantrawanit, the of the stated.

The of the (NCPO), opined that the fake order could have been circulated to create disunity in the nation in the wake of the impending March 24 elections. "It might have been organised especially to have an impact on national order during this important period for the country," Suvaree put forth.

The has ordered investigations into the incident and has outlined his resolve to bring the perpetrators to book.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 17:27 IST
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