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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