The visit will give Mr. Prayuth "respectability and legitimacy in the eyes of the Thai conservatives, ultraright wing, upper-middle class and the elites," Mr. Kasit said in an interview Tuesday.
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"He works within a very small circle of friends and acquaintances. He has not shown much intellectual capacity and vision [but] it is quite easy to run a country with military hardware and draconian laws," Mr. Kasit, 72, said in an interview.
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