Thai coalition party adviser calls for decisive, swift action to contain terrorism

10:56, May 19, 2010      

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Coalition Chart Thai Pattana Party chief adviser Banharn Silapa-Archa on Wednesday called on the Thai government to act swiftly in its anti-riot operations before the terror attacks spreaded across capital Bangkok, the Nation newspaper's website reported.

"The government has stepped back enough, now it is time to act decisively to contain the spreading riots," Banharn said, in the face of terror attacks early Wednesday morning at flashpoints in the Din Daeng and Saladaeng area in central Bangkok.

Thailand's former prime minister Banharn repeated his call for the anti-government protesters to disperse immediately before any negotiations could resume.

He vowed to broker a peaceful resolution following the "red-shirt" dispersal.

Banharn's remark was made after Charthai Pattana Party leader Chumpol Silpa-archa said Tuesday the coalition parties have still supported the Abhisit-Vejjajiva-led Government.

"The coalition parties have insisted to stay with the government,the Prime Minister, and whatever the Prime Minister will decide," Chumpol said.

Source: Xinhua


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