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No plans for separation, UDD leader stresses

Weng Tojirakarn, a leader of the United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship and a former Pheu Thai MP, on Wednesday rebutted the claim made by the anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban, that the red shirts had a plan for national separation.

"There is no setting up of an armed force and we don't want to split the country. The UDD needs to fight politically, not militarily," he said.

He added that caretaker Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan's statement at the red shirts' meeting that referred to 10 million guns owned by Thais was a warning against the use of violence in preventing a military coup but did not threaten any group.

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