Phuket and Krabi Airports will not be closed by PAD to protest against PM

September 27th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Phuket and Krabi International Airports report that there is no group of demonstrators closing the airports to protest against Prime Minister and and Defence Minister Somchai Wongsawat’s trip to the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammmarat.

Today (September, 27th), Phuket and Krabi International Airports operate to provide services to domestic and international flights as usual amidst the rumors that the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) will besiege many airports in the South to protest against Prime Minister Somchai.

The Director of Phuket International Airport, Wg. Cdr. Wicha Nernlop (วิชา เนินลพ). says the airport operates normally and there is no rally in front of it. However, the airport has stepped up security measures to provide security to passengers around the clock.

The President of the Phuket Tourism Business Association, Mr. Somboon Chirayut (สมบูรณ์ จิรายุส), says PAD’s closure of Phuket International Airport in August has caused enough damage to the province and he believes that PAD will not do so again.

Meanwhile, a coordinator of PAD in Phuket says PAD may protest against the premier’s trip to the Southern region but it will not close the airport. He says PAD will protest at a place suitable for political expressions to avoid causing trouble to the society.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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