Govt. calls for PAD to reconsider its stance

August 2nd, 2008 - 11:32 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Deputy Government Spokesman Natthawut Saikua (ณัฐวุฒิ ใสยเกื้อ) calls on the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) to reconsider its stance to prevent increased tension in the country.

The deputy spokesman says authorities are still operating normally in handling the PAD despite the group\’s announcement to defeat the government within seven days. He says a majority of the public must feel concerned over the nation\’s current political situation due to the PAD\’s goal to topple the elected government.

Mr Natthawut says further that the People\’s Alliance for Democracy\’s strong actions and speeches against the government may trigger tensions and worsen the situation. He expresses his concern that a PAD victory may signify a coup d’état. Despite their constitutional right to protest against the government, the deputy spokesman asks that the group consider the damage their rally has caused the nation.

The deputy spokesman adds that he is confident high-ranking military officials remain democratic, while expressing his firm desire against movements which may be used as an excuse for the military to stage another coup.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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