Deputy permanent secretary for Justice to spend three nights with Chaeng Wattana demonstrators
January 29, 2014 00:00
Deputy Permanent Secretary for Justice Ministry Thawatchai Thaikhiew has agreed to spend three nights with demonstrators at the Chaeng Wattana rally site in exchange for the protesters' allowing Justice Ministry officials to return to work.
Thawatchai said he had reported his decision to Justice Minister Chaikasem Nitisiri and Kittipong Kityarak, permanent secretary for Justice, and they thanked him for sacrificing himself.
Having Thawatchai stay overnight with the protesters for three nights was a condition set by Phra Phuttha Isara, the monk who is in charge of the rally site at Chaeng Wattana.
He said he decided to accept the condition so that services of the Probation Department and Rights and Liberty Protection Department could be resumed to help people in trouble.