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PDRC to pursue its course

The People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) has vowed to pursue its course to seize the administrative power, regardless of caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's tearful plea.

In light of political stalemate, there was a report that PDRC secretary general Suthep Thaugsuban had a secret meeting with military top brass before taking the stage later yesterday.

Asked about the meeting, Suthep just smiled. He reportedly met Army Chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, former Defence Minister General Pravit Wongsuwan and former Commander in Chief Gen Anupong Paochinda.

Claiming that the Yingluck government's legitimacy ended when it refused to honour the Constitutional Court's verdict on the senator selection bill, Suthep said all the government's actions from that day on are nullified - including the House dissolution and the planned election.

There is a political vacuum, he said, paving way for the PDRC to seek a publicly-recognised prime minister. Suthep said PDRC would nominate a "good person" for royal endorsement.

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