Pro-govt group tears down Army bunker

national March 27, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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THE BANGKOK-BASED pro-government faction, the People's Radio Media Group, pulled down a military checkpoint near the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) office in Nonthaburi yesterday.

The group pulled apart the checkpoint in Tiwanon 37 Road after the NACC barred all protesters, except group leader Sornrak Malaithong, from entering the NACC building. Sornrak presented an additional statement relating to his request that the NACC launch an ethical probe into the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

The NHRC had approved an enquiry into a red-shirt rally between March 12 and August 19, 2010.

Sornrak said his group would block all NACC gates with barriers today and not allow any officials from the NACC to work.

First Army Division Commander Maj-General Wara Boonyasit said demonstrators led by the People’s Radio for Democracy group had demolished the bunker and tent of the security checkpoint at noon.

As a result, the Army had to relocate the post, Wara said.

He said his division would now deploy a mobile unit to check security at the spot regularly.

Wara said the Army set up the checkpoint to prevent assailants from firing M79 grenades at the NACC office.

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