Suthep will not hold marches during Songkran holidays

national April 09, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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Suthep Thaugsuban, secretary general of the People's Democratic Reform Committee, said Wednesday that the PDRC will not stage marches from April 12 to 15.

He made the announcement following talks with Defence Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Gen Nipat Thonglek at the Defence Ministry.

Suthep said Nipat was worried that there would not be an adequate number of troops to ensure security during the Songkran holidays.

As a result, Suthep said, he agreed not to lead any marches during the Songkran holidays so that troops and police could take a break and stay with their families during the holidays.

Suthep and core leaders of the PDRC met Nipat and senior officials at the ministry Wednesday afternoon.

Nipat noted that while officials are ready to listen to Suthep's proposals, they can act only within the legal constraints.


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