Capo: Suthep's demands are illegal

The Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (Capo) has said anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban’s persistent calls to return power to the people are unconstitutional now Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has dissolved the House of Representatives, endorsed by His Majesty the King.

Chief of Capo and Deputy Prime Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said on Monday evening that the constitution allows the Pheu Thai-led government to continue to administer the country as caretakers until a general election is held, after the dissolution of the House this morning.

His Majesty the King's endorsement has also been published in the Royal Gazette.

However, Mr Suthep is still rejecting the caretaker government, citing Section 3 of the charter.

Section 3 says sovereign power belongs to the Thai people and the King as Head of State shall exercise such power through parliament, cabinet ministers and the courts in accordance with the provisions of the constitution.

Mr Surapong said Mr Suthep's demands are illegal. He added that sovereign power belongs to all Thais, not only Mr Suthep's supporters.

Mr Suthep is wanted on charges of insurrection in violation of Section 113 of the Criminal Code relating to his supporters' invasion of state offices.

Mr Surapong said Mr Suthep repeated the same offence under Section 113 when he told public servants to report to the People's Democratic Reform Committee to make clear whether they support government or his protest movement.

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Discussion 1 : 10/12/2013 at 12:25 PM
This man is a dictator..lock him op sack off thailand...thailand need to look to singapore they do it.. Start with good train ...pensionplan for all people..lower tax from all goods imported from abroad. And prime minister stop give him answer please..if he is so good what he thinks..?.. Then he make a program for new elections.. But this man is so scared ..because he know ..he can never win elections and democrates neither. If police arrest him now..then everything is over. Thailand have very clever people who can make thailand better.. Police and army have to set an example..say to that baster..go home
Discussion 2 : 10/12/2013 at 11:23 AM
I travel permanently and tell what I hear; What Mr Suthep is doing is just organizing chaos, to get benefit for himself out of the chaos; where are the conrete proposals? he know that his party will loose election anyway, that it is the reason he takes a none Democratical orientation !
Discussion 3 : 10/12/2013 at 10:58 AM
One side says that the other side has done this and that. And the other side says that this side has done this and that. Certainly, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Problem is that supporters of both sides react to whet they hear from someone else, and then refuse to seek truth. Very sad indeed.
Discussion 4 : 10/12/2013 at 09:57 AM
Arrest that man! His speech is illegal! Honestly, I wish we would have brighter people in charge. What he means to say is that Suthep's demands cannot be legally implemented. But that's neither here nor there when you're a mouthpiece struggling to gain any credibility among the population.
Discussion 5 : 10/12/2013 at 08:21 AM
And precisely how will Thailand get a new government? Elections? "The people" have not been able to win one of those since TRT was first elected by the people!
Discussion 6 : 10/12/2013 at 08:17 AM
I assume you're referring to Thaksin.
Discussion 7 : 10/12/2013 at 07:39 AM
How can you speak for the world (only in your imagination) Read the foreign press (CNN BBC, The Independent, The Times, The New York Times etc) and you will see what the world thinks.
Discussion 8 : 10/12/2013 at 07:17 AM
He has broken many laws. Why is he not arrested?
Discussion 9 : 10/12/2013 at 07:07 AM
Should the title not read "Thaksin tells CAPO to tell the press that Sutheps demands are illegal"
Discussion 10 : 10/12/2013 at 06:54 AM
illegality is a byword for a government with its back against the wall, fighting to retain its power to appease the so-called voters that voted for them. In the same breath thay are also attempting to bring in laws that are blatantly corrupt . They call these protesters and their demands illegal, those in glasshouses should NOT throw stones, talk about the pot calling the kettle black. look into a mirror dear PTP you will see the reason for these protests, when you understand that you will mature .
Discussion 11 : 10/12/2013 at 06:36 AM
"The people has sized the power" according to to Suthep and his clique. 200.000 ? The people ? Who are the "people" ? The 35 % who can not win any elections since 20 years but, invariably next to every elections they lost, pretend to represent the "people" and by consequence have a right to usurp the power because people are supposed too stupid to vote for them or all Paid . This time, it is even more simple : oust the elected government and put in place a non elected "people's council" to govern. If votes are not the only element that build a democracy, there is no other way than voting to make a government legitimate in democracy.
Discussion 12 : 10/12/2013 at 04:54 AM
A government, which has trampled on the constitution and the constitution court by rejecting the court and its rulings, has no legitimate and moral right anymore to hide behind the constitution and point to its laws. Such a government cannot continue as the caretaker of the people and country and must resign or will be forced by the people to resign. The people understand this.
Discussion 13 : 10/12/2013 at 04:13 AM
the thaksin/yingbadluck administration is illegal... because they act against the will of the people... that is what got them here to begin with...
Discussion 14 : 10/12/2013 at 02:34 AM
The whole world is laughing at the country of the smile. It's a soap. People get serious and learn from the tactics and attitude of Mandela, who joined up with his enemies and made them partner in working for that one goal united South Africa . Thailand Is falling apart in the useless struggle since 2006 that only knows losers and no winners. Thailand .........wake up, you killing the credibility and economy of your beautiful country.
Discussion 15 : 10/12/2013 at 01:30 AM
Suthep, should accept endorsement from the highest level!!
Discussion 16 : 10/12/2013 at 01:18 AM
The World is now clearly seeing to Mr Suthep's request as not constitutional and his attitude as a clear risk for Thailand: He organized insurrection and must be respectively charged, he is blocking State institutions,with clear impact on economy, he does not respect the democratic process after House of representative dissolution, he has not expressed sustainable project for the country; he is dangerous for the Nation which must be protected against him! from iPhone application.
Discussion 17 : 10/12/2013 at 12:53 AM
As a fact, he is Thaksin Shinwatra's cousin in-law, and another stone to be turned over.
Discussion 18 : 09/12/2013 at 11:58 PM
is it illegal not to have arrest warrant on Thaksin? Bring him back to face what he have done? And all of PTP visit him, He is a Man on the run.Criminal!
Discussion 19 : 09/12/2013 at 11:43 PM
Mr Surapong is associated to the shinawatra regiem he can't rule
Discussion 20 : 09/12/2013 at 11:42 PM
Mr. Baldhead, Surapong, you are one of the PheuThai members who rejected and fought the Constitution Court's Ruling a few weeks ago, right? Do not try to intimidate or giving treat to any protesters who wanted justice and got rid of Corruption from your party. Anyway, your party will be banned very soon, and you possibly sent to jail as well, if you are not careful.
Discussion 21 : 09/12/2013 at 11:28 PM
There hasn't been anything yet the PTP officials say that is right. They are still trying to make up the rules as they go along.
Discussion 22 : 09/12/2013 at 10:57 PM
then make a move not just talk all the time, in other country if classify resurrection will be arrested in dead or alive from iPhone application.
Discussion 23 : 09/12/2013 at 10:33 PM
I wonder why this Thaksin appointed CAPO is still mouthing off? If I was them,I'd keep a really low profile.
Discussion 24 : 09/12/2013 at 10:25 PM
the people have reclaimed the power that is legally there's............... NOT politicians or puppet elites

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