Mr Chamlong says PAD ready to negotiate with DPM Chavalit

September 26th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Leader of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), Chamlong Srimuang, says PAD is ready to negotiate with mediators and government officials who have a mandate to make a decisive decision. He also voices support for the government’s idea to assign Deputy Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh to represent the government in negotiating with PAD.

The PAD leader says the deputy premier is a much respected figure of the country who has extensive experiences in the national level. However, he says the government has not yet contacted PAD to talk about negotiation. Regarding Army Chief Gen.Anupong Paochinda’s suggestion that the government should find a mediator to negotiate with PAD, Mr Chamlong says it is a good suggesting but PAD needs to learn about details of the negotiation first.

Mr Chamlong affirms a protest in Nakhon Si Thammarat against the House Speaker’s trip to the province to attend a seminar has nothing to do with the central PAD. He says PAD in Nakhon Si Thammarat has the right to protest in line with appropriateness.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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