Trang EC cancels registration

The Trang Election Committee on Monday cancelled registration of constituency MP candidates as protesters surrounded the provincial application centre.

About 500 anti-election protesters  surrounded the provincial sports stadium, the venue for constituency MP registration in the southern province.

A total of 300 police were employed inside and around the stadium to ensure peace and order.

At 9pm Sen Rakrong, head of the provincial election committee, declared that registration had been cancelled over fears for the safety of EC officials and their equipment, as the number of protesters was increasing.

The first and second days of registration had been postponed due to pressure from the protesters and four election committee members resigned as a result.

The new four members had just been elected, but were unable to perform their duty on the third day of  registration.

Share your thoughts

Discussion 1 : 30/12/2013 at 03:55 PM
army needs to protect registration places
Discussion 2 : 30/12/2013 at 12:44 PM
Your first phrase is lovely, but what dictator, and what democracy?
Discussion 3 : 30/12/2013 at 12:41 PM
Or by post to the central EC?
Discussion 4 : 30/12/2013 at 12:33 PM
Short memory I fear... what abput Tak Bai and war on drug hero???
Discussion 5 : 30/12/2013 at 11:16 AM
Why can't these candidates submit their applications with the police and forward to the EC members?
Discussion 6 : 30/12/2013 at 11:15 AM
Dear EC officials, you are the thin line between a government of the people, and a dictator currently facing murder charges for a vicious & deadly crackdown in 2010. Be heroes, protect the democracy.

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