Police remove troops from Govt House

The police have agreed to withdraw around three companies from the Government House area after being asked to leave by the anti-government protesters under the Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand (NSPRT).

Nasser Yeema, chief of the NSPRT guards, led the network’s supporters to Government House Sunday morning to ask the police to maintain only one company of officers inside the compound.

The protesters viewed the police rotation of forces at Government House as likely to put pressure on them rather than a normal activity to protect the people. The police later guided Mr Nasser around Government House to show that part of the force had been removed.

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Discussion 1 : 19/01/2014 at 06:36 PM
Does Yinluck have a twin sister that we did not know about, who seems to be the total opposite of her ???
Discussion 2 : 19/01/2014 at 05:26 PM
It shows what a bunch of incapables are in the police forces and government...
Discussion 3 : 19/01/2014 at 05:02 PM
OK so let me understand this.... Yingluck won the election and got in because a majority of Thais voted her in. She did not force anybody to vote for her right ? So here's a few questions. Did the Thai people not get it that she would help her older brother, and listen to him since she had no political experience ? Did Thai people who are Thai, and know Thai culture not understand she was there to help her family ?? Everybody knows in Thailand it is family first ? where did that cultural rule of helping one's family get forgotten when she was put in position to run for office ?? Only now do people realize she was put in place for Thaskin.
Discussion 4 : 19/01/2014 at 03:23 PM
If she was able to listen we would not in this predicament. The problem is she DON'T listen.
Discussion 5 : 19/01/2014 at 03:23 PM
A government unable to govern has to resign. No question about it, the election won't help the situation, the government must know their days are numbered, they should step down now. The protesters are not anti democratic, they want a strong fair democracy, not a family dictatorship that has no morals.
Discussion 6 : 19/01/2014 at 03:22 PM
The quicker you realise that Thailand cannot be compared with anywhere else all what is happening and will happen falls in place. The most common mistake by foreigners including foreign press is that the use their home country as a benchmark. Stop doing that it's irrelevant especially for Thais. Did yo know there are about 20 different forms of democracy? Pick one that works here I suggest.
Discussion 7 : 19/01/2014 at 03:08 PM
Amazing Thailand....
Discussion 8 : 19/01/2014 at 02:21 PM
As my nickname suggests this is something I cannot comprehend. This actually means that whoever are the protesters they have the say. So following this "logic" the Government should roll over then reform as a protest group to control the police and the army. The rest of the world surely has given up on Thailand but those involved here in Thailand simply don't care.
Discussion 9 : 19/01/2014 at 01:53 PM
Yingluck is so kind and listen to the people, and when the people are concern about something, she do for them.
Discussion 10 : 19/01/2014 at 01:46 PM
As I have stated before, another proof of the actual government's weakness...
Discussion 11 : 19/01/2014 at 01:35 PM
Anti-government protestors asking the police what to do. When will this type of nonsense stop and restore the country to normal law and order?
Discussion 12 : 19/01/2014 at 01:29 PM
This is of course deplorable, protesters with their illegal activities shut down Bangkok asks police to move, and the police do it. Is it time for new bombs now that the police can not protect the rebels ... I mean the innocent inhabitants. Time to put a stop to this circus and make sure that law and order is reversed in Bangkok.
Discussion 13 : 19/01/2014 at 01:23 PM
What rights do You have as a farang in a country which seems completly lawless. The government have less influence over the police than a protest leder with a warrant on his head.
Discussion 14 : 19/01/2014 at 01:12 PM
So it the NSPRT in control of the police then, these kind of reports make Thailand a joke to the watching world.

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