Registration blocked in Songkhla

The Songkhla Provincial Election Committee on Monday declared the temporary cancellation of constituency MP candidate registration after the anti-election protesters surrounded the registration centre at Tinsulanonda sports stadium.

The protesters, led by co-leaders of the Songkhla People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), demanded the EC immediately halt all registration proceedings.

The tense situation eased after the provincial election officials agreed to comply with their demand today.

Protesters were still gathering at the stadium, planning to wait and see whether atempts would be made to reopen registration tomorrow.

It was reported that candidates of Pheu Thai and Bhumjaithai parties showed up at the centre planning to register.

Constituency candidate registration offically ends on Jan 1.

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Discussion 1 : 30/12/2013 at 06:06 PM
I don't agree. Most tourists go to Phuket or other southern resorts, all currently untouched by the protests.
Discussion 2 : 30/12/2013 at 04:09 PM
Any government around in the country of protest?
Discussion 3 : 30/12/2013 at 03:52 PM
the govenment has done nothing to remove the protesters another sad day for democracy in thailand
Discussion 4 : 30/12/2013 at 03:51 PM
Go touring around the world, one might find Thailand is the lovelier place to live and visit. Certain places in Thailand are described as heavenly locations for many people to live and foreign visitors to set foot. Now, .....umm.. not likely any more...due to unending demonstration in capital city and insurgent disturbances at the deep south. Danok was once a paradise for Malaysians and Singaporeans to cross over to find joy and good food. Bangkok? Bangkok is crying. Government is saddened. Protesters are yelling for national reform. Coup is waiting to take strike. Tourists shun it and go elsewhere.
Discussion 5 : 30/12/2013 at 02:57 PM
I can understand a few hundred people blocking the entrance of a building but not millions of voters rights. Time to relocate the venue where it can be protected properly. Not sure what the crime is for this activity but the law should be applied.

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