Public told to report 'shutdown' loss

The Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) will open from Tuesday until next Monday to receive complaints about damage or inconvenience caused from the "shutdown" operation in Bangkok and other provinces.

Department of Special Investigation (DSI) chief Tarit Pengdith who is also a CMPO member, said the pulbic would have seven days to report to all police stations nationwide about the trouble caused from the “shut down” operation by protesters under the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC).

The police will record the complaints as evidence of what problems people have met from the shutdown in matters related to financial transactions, trade or disruption that caused delays in their business, education or healthcare or the disruption in advance voting.

“People aged more than 20 years old, who think that they are in trouble should bring their identification card to report to the police. It is not necessary for them to have the house registration in Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani,” said Mr Tarit.

He said the government will investigate the damage caused to those people in order to find measures to help relieve their problems by coordinating with financial institutions to extend repayment periods or reduced punishment fees.

After the end of the protests, the CMPO will propose that the government consider assistance for businesses that coordinate with the CMPO in assisting the public.

The information gathered from the survey will also be used as evidence to take legal action against the PDRC leaders. 

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Discussion 1 : 26/01/2014 at 09:04 PM
It is good it will really help business people
Discussion 2 : 26/01/2014 at 07:01 PM
What a smart move. I propose an even smarter one. Ask the Thai people how much damage they have suffered because of the losses due to the rice scam? And then try to refund the taxpayers.
Discussion 3 : 26/01/2014 at 06:48 PM
just another one of Phue Thaksin trying to buy votes...with the countries money,which it is out of
Discussion 4 : 26/01/2014 at 05:21 PM
The government has no money. It's bankrupt! How can they give assistance or pay any damages?
Discussion 5 : 26/01/2014 at 05:17 PM
Tarit says (unsubstantiated ) claims gathered from in a survey will be used as evidence to take legal action against the PDRC leaders. This Gov has reverted back to type and now matches the Thaksin 2002 Government that earned such global condemnation for behaving as a dictatorship
Discussion 6 : 26/01/2014 at 05:14 PM
Oh, very subtle. Why not just offer cash?

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