Thailand's top military commanders dismissed rumors of military coup and asserted that the army will not intervene in the upcoming general election.

Speaking at a joint news conference in the capital Bangkok on April 5 , with the presence of forces commanders of Army, Navy and Air Force, Thai Supreme Armed Forces Commander Gen. Songkitti Jakkabat affirmed that the military would not stage a coup. He urged Thai people not to worry about the rumors.

Songkitti confirmed the military will not bring any pressure on any political parties during election, saying that all political parties would be free to campaign for vote at all military apparatuses.

He said the army will not seek to affect voters before the election as well as to interfere in establishment process of a new government after the election.

On the same day, Puea Thai Party chairman Chavalit Yongchaiyudh said the army was unlikely to stage coup at the moment./.