Illegal acts to be curbed by laws: Thai Deputy PM

15:11, September 07, 2010      

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The movement of "red-shirts" on Sept. 19 will be curbed by law if it is not legal, Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thuangsuban and Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) director said on Tuesday, Thairath reported.

The United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), alias "red-shirts", plans to hold activities to commemorate the 2005 coup d'tat on Sept. 19 in northern province of Chiangmai and Bangkok.

In regard to this event, the deputy PM said the in-charge officials will enforce law against any activity that is not complying with regulations.

When asked whether Tuesday's cabinet meeting will consider lifting emergency decree in Bangkok and other six provinces or not, he said "No."

The government had imposed emergency decree in Bangkok and its vicinity since April 7 in the face of escalating anti-government rally in Bangkok by red-shirts movement before extending to include 23 provinces over all as the situation deteriorated. Although the government revoked the decree in some provinces, the decree remains in effect in Bangkok and other six provinces.

The Emergency Decree prohibits any gathering of more than five people for the political purpose.

Source: Xinhua


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