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CMPO to take protesters' case to charter court

The caretaker government's command Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) will ask the Constitutional Court to rule on whether the ongoing anti-government activities are lawful and whether they should be allowed to continue if peace is to be maintained.

A request for a legal interpretation would be made next week and will be backed up by 50 packs of documents, apart from pictorial, video and audio evidence, CMPO member and head of the Department of Special Investigation, Tarit Pengdith, said yesterday.

Tarit said an appeal would soon be made against a Civil Court order, which stated that the anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee's activities were legal if carried out in a peaceful manner.

Tarit dismissed as untrue a statement by former Democrat Party MP Boonyod Suktinthai that the CMPO had spent Bt10 billion on police and soldiers for security duties during the PDRC's campaign.

He said the Cabinet recently approved an unspecified amount to be spent on security, which would then be approved by the Election Commission.

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