Trang PDRC forces out school boss

TRANG ― A school director in Kantang district has been pressured to leave the local area by residents who accused him of being a red shirt and not cooperating with the anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC).

About 200 villagers and pupils’ students surrounded the Ban Nong Samet School in tambon Khlong Chee Lom at 2.30pm and demanded a meeting with its director Khamnai Suparb.  

The protesters said they were not happy with Mr Khamnai's role because he had never taken part in political activities organised by the PDRC leadership and supporters in Trang who had sought his cooperation. They claimed his behaviour indicated that he is a supporter of the red-shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD). 

They demanded Mr Khamnai move from the local area within seven days. 

Surin Songmuang, vice-chairman of the Khlong Chee Lom tambon administration organisation, talked with the protesters and promised to discuss their request with Mr Khamnai. 

The school director later accepted the group’s request to leave the neighbourhood and the protesters were satisfied and returned home without any incident. Classes were immediately cancelled. 

Mr Khamnai could not be reached for comment.

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