EC: No action against protesters

The Election Commission said on Monday that it has not pressed charges against protesters who disrupted the opening day of party-list candidate registration for the Feb 2 polls.

EC secretary-general Puchong Nutrawong said there was no evident violence.

However, the EC had begun an investigation to determine who was impeding candidates from registering at the Thai-Japanese sports stadium in Din Daeng, said Mr Puchong.

Anti-government demonstrators surrounded the stadium on Monday morning, blocking all entrances to the building. 

The EC decided to postpone the drawing of ballot sheet numbers after 25 parties filed complaints with police that they were unable to enter the registration centre.

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Discussion 1 : 24/12/2013 at 11:41 AM
Mr. Ricefield, concerning breaking the law, go for the pt gang of lawbreakers, reign them in + Thailand will have a chance to move forward to a better future. It's up to you, they are your leaders. If you don't want to, you can always eat your words later on. (pt style)
Discussion 2 : 24/12/2013 at 12:55 AM
"Journalists with a badge issued by the Election Commission were attacked on the misunderstanding that they were EC officials." - TN, Dec 24, 2013
Discussion 3 : 24/12/2013 at 12:26 AM
It's time to replace the pt govt. with a more independent one as well, I guess.
Discussion 4 : 23/12/2013 at 11:00 PM
Time for EC member to be replaced by more independent ones i guess
Discussion 5 : 23/12/2013 at 10:39 PM
Bangon it doesn't mater what the color is of a group breaking the law, impeding an election is against the EC rules and the Constitution and as such punishable by a 1-5 year prison term. You don't have to commit violence you just have to impede to be guilty.
Discussion 6 : 23/12/2013 at 09:21 PM
Maybe because they were able to imagine what it would have been when red (+black?) shirts would have been 'in action' there instead of the, still, peacefull PDRC protesters...? But you, dear obviously biased newcomer here, would probably also tell us there was no 'evident violence' committed by the, of course, peacefull demonstrators who kept Bkk and other places 'focussed' on their 'fight for democracy' in 2010, wouldn't you?
Discussion 7 : 23/12/2013 at 08:57 PM
what is the matter with the EC? "no evident violence"? what's that got to do with it

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