Acting Prime Minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan Thursday fled from protesters to hide in a "safe house" Thursday and has a schedule to leave for Chiang Rai Friday, a source close to him said.
Niwattumrong fled from the Air Force Auditorium in the compound of the Air Force Officers’ Club after protesters led by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee broke into the compound. The acting prime minister was holding a meeting with the Election Commission on preparations for the new election.
The source said the acting prime minister kept low profile in the safe house and did not go to work at his temporary office at the Defence Ministry.
He is scheduled to visit the people affected by quake in Chiang Rai. He will be accompanied by Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt, Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan, Deputy Education Minister Sermsak Pongpanit, the permanent secretary for Interior Ministry, the Provincial Administration Department chief, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department chief and the Local Administration Promotion Department chief.