PM calls off plans to disperse demonstrators

August 28th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej has abandoned plans to disperse congregation of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) this morning (August 28th) in an effort to avoid possible confrontation between protestors and police officers at the Government House.

The premier mentioned he did not lose credibility for calling off the plan to chase protestors away, adding that his action aimed at preventing serious encounters.

At the same time, appointed Senator Warin Thiamcharas (วรินทร์ เทียมจรัส) personally viewed that the recent arrest warrants for core PAD leaders is too much. He added that PAD core leaders’ allegation of state rebellion leveled against them was not precise as they did not adopt a conduct to topple the Government or abolish major national institutions, which would have resulted in the destruction of state sovereignty.

Senator Warin claimed if accusations failed, PAD core leaders would likely sue the premier. At the same time, Bangkok Senator Rasana Tositrakul (รสนา โตสิตระกูล) called for the withdrawal of state rebellion accusations from the Royal Thai Police who received the case as the move is not in compliance with the constitution.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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