Thai gov't to have orders for security personnel to deal with road blockage by "red-shirts"

16:55, April 27, 2010      

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The government's Center for the Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES) Tuesday will have concrete orders for security personnel to deal with the "red- shirts" who block roads, Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said Tuesday.

The concrete orders will be under rule of law, Suthep, who is in charge of security affairs and the CRES chief, was quoted as saying by the National News Bureau of Thailand.

The "red-shirts" Monday blocked roads in central Pathum Thani, Saraburi, Ayutthaya Chachoengsao and northern Phitsanulok province to prevent police and troops from going to reinforce personnel in Bangkok.

Meanwhile, Deputy Interior Minister Boonjong Wongtrairat said provincial governors are ordered to closely monitor the red-shirt" movement and those who attempt to block roads, Thai News Agency reported.

Legal actions are to be taken against the "red-shirts" who refuse to stop their blockage, said Boonjong.

In a related development, Deputy Prime Minister Trairong Suwankhiri said sometimes it is essential to use forces to deal with the "red-shirts", who break laws in order to maintain law and law, while the CRES started using forces to handle with the "red- shirts"

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