‘Trang Shutdown’ planned

The People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) in Trang province said on Wednesday it will close off six areas in Muang district in support of the Jan 13 Bangkok shutdown plan.

They include an intersection near the provincial clock tower, Kuan Pling intersection, Ban Kuan intersection, Tha Pap intersection, a section of Hua Yot Road where the provincial offices are located, and an intersection near Trang’s Marketing Organisation for Farmers building, said group leader Pridipramot Lertwarapat.

He said Trang protesters will begin campaigns encouraging local people to travel to the capital to join in the  "shutdown"  of the city scheduled for next Monday.

Locals unable to march on the capital were invited to partake in the '‘Trang shutdown". 

The provincial branch was also demanding that local government officials in the province stop work and join its activities. 

Mr Pridipramot warned that state agencies that do not comply would be put on a list that will be forwarded to the PDRC in Bangkok. The main group will then decide on what action to take against them. 

Trang is the base of a core PDRC leader, Sathit Wongnongtoey, whose house was recently hit by bullets.

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Discussion 1 : 09/01/2014 at 01:06 AM
Dandee: presumably you mean Thaksin Shinawatra. If so, just to clarify - he is not an ex-con. An ex-con would be someone who has done prison time and was released. Thaksin has never done a day of his sentence, but rather fled the country to live a life of luxury in exile, and would be more correctly termed a "fugitive". This of course stands in contrast to heroes such as Mandela, Gandhi and Aung San Suu Kyi who suffered years of imprisonment for their countries.
Discussion 2 : 08/01/2014 at 08:00 PM
THANK YOU!!!! This has to be the best comment I've read on here in awhile.
Discussion 3 : 08/01/2014 at 07:42 PM
It is being fantastic to get to know this info. A ex-con be able to rule a country through the utility of Skype. Was it the people from north and north east were crazy? How stupid they are to make a clone government to rule over them. Am i right? I beg to be defer, they are all as intelligent as you are. They all knew who could help them to uplift their living standard and quality.
Discussion 4 : 08/01/2014 at 07:04 PM
It wold be very difficult for tourists to understand the country is run by a convicted fugitive from Thai justice and his fraudulous government is run by his clone sister via Skype….
Discussion 5 : 08/01/2014 at 06:26 PM
This is outrageous by PDRC . They threaten and force people to join the protests . This is very democratic . And they call red shirts stupid for voting for the government . People should vote for who they want in a election. Arrest Suthep .
Discussion 6 : 08/01/2014 at 05:57 PM
Should it be announced public holiday at the Jan 13 shut down day? It is a great day to celebrate. Some might take it as it. In Bangkok, tourists are able to see what kind of democracy Thais have.

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