Chaturon encounters whistle blowers

national January 15, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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Caretaker Education Minister Chaturon Chaisaeng was chased out by a group of protesters who blew their whistles at him as he was inspecting schools in Yannawa district Wednesday morning.

The protesters confronted Chaturon as he was in a school in Sathupradit Road. He immediately walked into his car and left the scene.

Issara Somchai, a core leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee in charge of the Lat Phrao rally site, went on stage this morning to urge protesters to move to the nearby Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation to seal it off and request officials to call off their work.

A group of protesters later headed for the department for the closure mission.

Another group of PDRC protesters, led by Ravee Masmadol, went from the Energy Ministry on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road  to the Huay Kwang residence of caretaker Energy Minister Pongsak Ruktapongpisan to strengthen their pressure against the Cabinet.

They carried with them a coffin with Pongsak's name on it and blew whistles on their arrival. They were to submit a letter to him, demanding the caretaker government's resignation and a suspended increase in cooking gas price.

A representative received the letter on behalf of Pongsak who was not at home. Ravee said the group will move back to the Energy Ministry.

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