Suthep calls new rally on Sunday

Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban announced on Tuesday that demonstrators will renew efforts to oust caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra with a major rally on Sunday.

The self-appointed leader of the People's Democratic Reform Committee took to the stage at Democracy Monument to declare another push to uproot the so-called "Thaksin regime", urging people to come out and protest en masse on Sunday.

"Dec 22 is the day when all will rally to officially oust Yingluck Shinawatra from the prime minister's post,'' he said.

The rally has been scheduled to take place one day before the Election Commission begins registering list-MP candidates on Dec 23-27, followed by constituency seat candidates from Dec 28-Jan 1.

Mr Suthep urged his supporters to come out on Thursday and Friday for a rehearsal of the planned rally and then to rest on Saturday in preparation for the march.

The general election date is set to take place on Feb 2 next year.

But Mr Suthep has promised to derail the polls because the PDRC wants political reform to be undertaken before the country elects a new government.

Protesters backing the PDRC are using Democracy Monument at Ratchadamnoen Avenue as their protest base. They want Ms Yingluck to resign to clear the way for a royally-appointed premier to run the country while political reforms take place.

The caretaker prime minister insisted on Tuesday that she will not step down until a new government is formed after the election.

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Discussion 1 : 19/12/2013 at 03:57 AM
..Oust Yingluck.. - Looks like victimization!
Discussion 2 : 18/12/2013 at 09:07 AM
PDRC with Mr Suthep is costing them votes, over educated foolish tactics!
Discussion 3 : 18/12/2013 at 07:40 AM
this would be DDDDD-Day
Discussion 4 : 18/12/2013 at 07:37 AM
I believe he has an appointment with the police department!
Discussion 5 : 18/12/2013 at 06:48 AM
The DP must be planning on boycotting the elections.
Discussion 6 : 18/12/2013 at 06:11 AM
Suthep has done enough to the country. Credit to him on ousting the Amnesty Bill and keep Thaksin away, may be forever. But you are getting more unreasonable with ridiculous demand every day. The mob and the rally has done enough harm to the country's image and economy. With Democrat running the election it's time to stop, take credit and go home. You'll be remembered.
Discussion 7 : 18/12/2013 at 02:20 AM
Mr Suthep, please give it a rest, most of Thailand has had enough of your demands, ultimations, deadlines,and most of all your ranting and raving. You are losing the plot, give up, you are becoming a laughing stock.
Discussion 8 : 18/12/2013 at 02:13 AM
He needs to be committed in an institution: he is suffering from delusions of grandeur.
Discussion 9 : 18/12/2013 at 12:54 AM
Another * Final Whistle * give credit to him for his endless tries,,,
Discussion 10 : 18/12/2013 at 12:19 AM
HAHA... Why rally when nobody is opposed you. The government won't do any harm or do anything to block. If you want to live in government offices then you and your people just go in because they let you in and out as you wish, haha haha.
Discussion 11 : 17/12/2013 at 11:34 PM
Canuck. There's only one fugitive and that's yours - the sniveling coward criminal hiding out in the desert. Suthep may be a lot of things: belacose, living in a fantasy world, perhaps mad, or whatever. But, he hasn't run away anywhere. So, he's hardly a fugitive. He's defiant and in plain sight and easily accessible to the authorities. They can get him any time they want. Why don't they?
Discussion 12 : 17/12/2013 at 10:43 PM
Can't win an election and won't show up for court. Stand by your fugitive and we'll stand by ours. At least ours wins the election every time.
Discussion 13 : 17/12/2013 at 10:37 PM
Haha, what a surprise. Is this yet another final battle. I think this man should report himself to the police now so it will be quiet in the capital for a while. People are tired now and soon it will be Christmas and New Year.

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