Supreme Commander says Emergency Decree can alleviate political tension

September 2nd, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Supreme Commander Gen.Boonsrang Niempradit says the enforcement of Emergency Decree will defuse the political tension to a certain degree. He also improve the political turmoil to a certain point and requests all sides to use their conscience to prevent the situation from escalating.

The supreme commander says Emergency Decree cannot completely end the confrontation between the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) and the Democratic Alliance against Dictatorship (DAAD). He says the existing laws can effectively control the situation and there is no need to use a more stringent measure. The supreme commander says further that it is not necessary to use force against the protestors and requests those who claim responsibility on the enforcement of Emergency Decree to negotiate with the protestors.

Gen.Boonsrang also says the clash between PAD and DAAD last night resulting in many injuries and one death is not a mock up. In response to a speculation by PAD Leader Chamlong Srimuang that PAD will stop rallying in two days, he says he is unsure how the situation will turn out until the government and PAD negotiate.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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