Police sub-office taken over by PDRC

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN ― Anti-government protesters with the People's Democratic Reform Committee have occupied a police station’s public service office in Bang Saphan district and turned it into a "PDRC provincial branch".

The Ban Thammarat public service unit operated by Bang Saphan police station is in Ban Thammarat Moo 5, tambon Thong Mongkol. Protesting rubber and palm growers earlier seized the two-storey wooden house whilst they were blockading the Bangkok-bound lanes of Phetkasem Road in Bang Saphan Noi in November. 

Yellow spray paint has now been used to emblazon the words “PDRC Office” over the sign for the unit and on concrete barriers placed in front of the building.

The PDRC, which is led by ex-Democrat Party MP Suthep Thaugsuban, has called on supporters across the country to set up provincial branches of the movement to support political reform efforts. 

Around 5,000 people across Prachuap Khiri Khan have officially registered as members of the PDRC provincial branch and its leader would be elected on Sunday, said Santud Dejkerd, coordinator of a rubber and palm growers network for 16 southern border provinces. 

Members have been given tasks that suit their competencies and the group has set up a rapid-response team, he said. The team can be mobilised within 24 hours and communicate within minutes through various channels, Mr Santud claimed. 

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Discussion 1 : 17/12/2013 at 06:46 AM
Well, that's because it's Thailand! Those of you on here fear mongering re Khmer Rouge/Western style democracies have most certainly not grasped the quintessential uniqueness of this country and forget that that's why we're here. It's a laugh.
Discussion 2 : 17/12/2013 at 06:24 AM
Another item to add to the long list of crimes committed by lawless PDRC.
Discussion 3 : 17/12/2013 at 02:40 AM
Be careful for what you wish for... Cultural Revolutions don’t start from High Rise Condos in Bangkok, its quite the opposite, it starts in the rural area's, the farms, and the disenfranchised (the ppl whose vote is being taken away via your leader ship counsel). This is the road the anti government protestors are going down, and they're going be shocked when it comes back to bite them in the butt...
Discussion 4 : 17/12/2013 at 01:23 AM
Haha it is funny to just take over whatever you want... what about if they come and take over your wife what would you do. Soon there will be bloodshed and the arm can not stand still no more then they will come out to take over the country.
Discussion 5 : 17/12/2013 at 12:35 AM
Looks like how the Culture Revolution started, are we going to see "The Great Leap Forward" soon?
Discussion 6 : 17/12/2013 at 12:16 AM
The cops are doing their jobs by showing their independence from another cop in Dubai.
Discussion 7 : 17/12/2013 at 12:11 AM
The next thing the PDRC will call for is open land to start their re education camps which could then become the killing fields. These people are talking more like the Khmer Rouge every day.
Discussion 8 : 17/12/2013 at 12:05 AM
oh wow.. look like the police reform has just started.
Discussion 9 : 16/12/2013 at 11:55 PM
You only have to look to the red shirt villages and schools to find communist ideology. Even Thida is a communist.
Discussion 10 : 16/12/2013 at 11:54 PM
When will the cops start doing their jobs and locking these people up? Who is the powerful Pu Yai behind Suthep? Something smells like a coup here.
Discussion 11 : 16/12/2013 at 11:42 PM
Will Thailand be like North and South Korea? I don't know but I want to be on the side that has the factories and automotive industry.
Discussion 12 : 16/12/2013 at 11:37 PM
I think the station was seized in November before the PDRC existed. Looks like they have now made it 'home' by spraying their name on the sign.
Discussion 13 : 16/12/2013 at 11:05 PM
I thought it is kind of breaking the law and committing the crime. Of course peaceful demonstration is always there in democratic nations but how do we protect the democratic system if it is being abused? Isn't there any law that protect the public places from illegal seizure in Thailand?
Discussion 14 : 16/12/2013 at 11:01 PM
The RTP should just march back in and retain their property. If anyone wants to stay there, all well and good, but make sure its in a cell.
Discussion 15 : 16/12/2013 at 10:22 PM
I wonder if there where weapons used by the PDRC to make the seizure?
Discussion 16 : 16/12/2013 at 10:19 PM
Well, this is bizzare
Discussion 17 : 16/12/2013 at 10:17 PM
This political movement looks more and more like communist ideology.
Discussion 18 : 16/12/2013 at 10:12 PM
Agreed. But to teach the uneducated will take time.
Discussion 19 : 16/12/2013 at 09:52 PM
Looks as if war is on its way due to the political ideology of the few.

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