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    Thai military authorities will assign responsibility for people posting murder threats to Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, Gen. Chalermchai Sitthisat said Friday.

    BANGKOK (Sputnik) — Thai military authorities will find and punish people posting murder threats to Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, Gen. Chalermchai Sitthisat said Friday.

    "The security detail of the deputy prime minister and other government leaders will counter any threat. In any case… we will definitely find and punish those who post such threats on social networks," Sitthisat said at a press briefing, streamed by Thai Public Broadcasting Service.

    Sitthisat also said that there could be an assassination plot against Wongsuwan.

    The general said that the threats to the deputy prime minister were already being investigated as well as the possibility of similar threats being addressed to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

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