Red-shirts planning fresh unrest: Thai deputy PM

16:40, June 21, 2010      

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The Deputy Prime Minister on Monday cited red-shirts' intention of provoking fresh unrest as reason for remaining the emergency decree in Bangkok and some other provinces.

Bangkok Post quoted Suthep Thuagsuban as saying that there have been meetings of the anti-government red-shirts both in Thailand and overseas, and this is why the emergency decree cannot be revoked at the moment.

Suthep, the deputy prime minister in charge of security affairs, said that some groups of people were preparing to incite fresh violence as soon as the emergency law in Bangkok and other provinces is lifted.

He said that once the situation truly returns to normal, the government will immediately revoke the special law.

A State of Emergency in Bangkok and some other areas was declared by Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on April 7 to deal with the red-shirts protest, after hundreds of protestors besieged the Parliament House for hours earlier that day and stormed into the compound.

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