EC election letter sent to PM

The Election Commission on Sunday submitted a formal request to caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra that she consider postponing the Feb 2 polls to a later date.

The request was signed by the five commissioners and submitted in an urgent letter to Ms Yingluck who began a meeting with the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (Capo) and representatives from security agencies at the Royal Thai Police headquaters at 3pm to prepare for the "Bangkok shudown" rally on Monday.EC secretary-general Puchong Nutrawong will hold a press conference on the request later in the day.

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Discussion 1 : 13/01/2014 at 10:51 AM
Officials of the EC were appointed in 2007 by the military coup government.
Discussion 2 : 12/01/2014 at 06:56 PM
Some common sense at last.
Discussion 3 : 12/01/2014 at 05:34 PM
Well for those of us living her for 30 + years, having seen what the interpretations of democracy for this and past goverment(s) is and was, this doesn't come as a surprise at all.
Discussion 4 : 12/01/2014 at 05:16 PM
Why does the EC keep trying to force the government to stop the election. Where is the EC letter to the DP and protestors telling them to stop blocking the people's election. The EC wants the government to tell 47 million people they will not get to vote. Time to get someone who can do the job.
Discussion 5 : 12/01/2014 at 04:58 PM
Its unbelieverbel that a handfull of people with a dictator as Mr Suthep can block a regaler a democratic election. Its also unbelieverbel that the EC lissen to those people and will that the election date go to may this year. If the power of a handfull of people can make that they doing this then the democratie in Thailand sinks to a very low level. The hole world will see it that way. from iPhone application.
Discussion 6 : 12/01/2014 at 04:54 PM
So the media got inside information that this letter was going to be sent as the Bangkok Post reported yesterday but they did not wait until it had been sent. How unscrupulous is the EC if they are leaking information to the media it lets us all know which side the EC and the media are and they all will share in what develops over the next few days.

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