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Once more unto the breach

Re: "Police on defensive over Dec 26 conflict", Politics, January 3.

The police chief has admitted that policemen in black have been used to try to quell political protestors. Meanwhile caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has asked the military to help police enforce law and order if protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban carries out his threat to "shut down" Bangkok.

When Abhisit and Suthep called in the military it was because the police did not cooperate in quelling the armed red shirts. The police are trying to tackle the problem by even using covert policemen in black uniforms to do so. The red shirts are determined to intervene when Suthep tries to control Bangkok. Will the red shirts also reunite with their "black shirt" comrades? With the same mix as in 2010, will Yingluck be responsible for any deaths that occur? As the red-shirt leaders allegedly wanted to reject Yingluck as party list No 1, will their master shoulder the blame?

Richard Bowler

Bangkok


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