I'm ready to die on the democratic battlefield : Yingluck
February 28, 2014 00:00
By The Nation
Caretaker premier Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday insisted that as defence minister, she was ready to die on the democratic battlefield.
Yingluck stressed that as caretaker prime minister, she is the country’s rule keeper of both country and its democratic principles and therefore any talks with rally leader Suthep Thaugsuban must be in line with democracy.
She was responding to an offer by Suthep to have a oneonone meeting with her in an attempt to end the deadlock of the ongoing political chaos. Suthep said the meeting would be broadcast live.
However Yingluck responded yesterday that Suthep must first end the protests and said more participants should be invited to the meeting.
“I’m also the defence minister meaning I’m like a soldier who has to do his duty until the last minute. A soldier has to keep the last stronghold and die on the battlefield. I will die in the democratic battlefield,” she said.