CAPO urges the public not to join in PDRC's "final battle"
May 09, 2014 00:00
The Centre of Administration for Peace and Order (CAPO) on Friday called on people not to join the ongoing anti-government protest led by Suthep Thaugsuban.
The centre said it was now obvious that the activities of Suthep and other core members of People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDCR) are against the law and have also damaged the country. The government’s public prosecutors have decided to take legal action against 51 PDRC leaders for such serious crimes as treason and instigation of unrest in the country.
The call went out as PDRC launched what it is calling its “final battle” and sent protesters to many places including the Government House and the Parliament as well as free-to-air television stations.
“We are now calling for the public to avoid participating in the PDRC’s illegal activities, which could turn violent. We also condemn their current activities,” the statement said.
Suthep and the PDRC refused to stop their protest even though many of their demands have been met including the dismissal of caretaker prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra over the unlawful transfer of a senior official and her indictment for the ricepledging scheme.
The centre’s administration issued this statement on its own and did not ask the army, which is a member of the centre, to join.