"Red-shirt" leaders won't be allowed to be released on bail after surrender: Thai minister

22:03, April 19, 2010      

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The "red-shirt" leaders wanted by the government won't be allowed to be released on bail after they surrender to police on May 15, Deputy Interior Minister Thavorn Senniam said Monday.

On April 17, the "red-shirt" leaders announced all "red-shirt" leaders wanted by the government will surrender to police on May 15.

They won't be allowed to be released on bail after they surrender to police since the "red-shirt" leaders have continued to incite violence and chaos, the National News Bureau of Thailand quoted Thavorn as saying.

The "red-shirts" are now gathering at the Rathchaprasong Intersection in capital Bangkok as they have demanded Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to " immediately" dissolve the lower House of parliament and hold a new general election.

The "red-shirts" have still viewed that, apart from the House dissolution, there is no other solution to the country's ongoing political conflict.

But, the country's private sector and a lot of Thai have opposed the early House dissolution since it will negatively affect continuity of the government's economic stimulus measures.

Source: Xinhua


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