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Power, water services will not be disrupted by mass protest: Interior Minister

Caretaker Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan insisted on Friday that the caretaker government would not allow power and water services to be disrupted by the protesters on January 13.

Charupong said he had held a meeting with the permanent secretary for the Interior Ministry and governors of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority, Provincial Electricity Authority, Metropolitan Waterworks Authority and the Provincial Waterworks Authority and all had promised that they would not allow their services to be disrupted.

The People's Democratic Reform Committee threatened to disrupt the services as part of its plan to shut down Bangkok on January 13.

Charupong said all agencies concerned had promised caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra that they would ensure normal service.

He added that caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, who supervises the Centre for the Administration of the Peace and Order, would not allow the service disruptions to happen.

He added that the CAPO would set up a special operations command to prevent service disruptions.

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