Thai gov't spokesman warns of underground movement in Sept., Oct.

14:57, September 01, 2010      

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Underground movement might resurge again in September and October because the months mark important political events in Thailand's political history, acting government spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn said on Wednesday.

In response to Puea Thai Party chairman Chavalit Yongchaiyudh's warning that the country will see political change by the year-end, Panitan said political change is deemed normal in democracy and during the year-end every party needs to prepare for the next general election which will definitely take place next year.

Regarding M79 grenade attack at National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT) on Tuesday, he said the government will tighten security especially at those 11 risky points including transportation system, government agencies and radio and television stations.

In the past, October 14, 1973 and October 16, 1976 witnessed democracy movements rose against military rule and then the months has become political symbol in historic sense.

Source: Xinhua


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