30 firms told to stop feeding PDRC

The Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order has warned 30 major private firms to stop providing support for the People's Democratic Reform Committee protesters, Department of Special Investigation (DSI) chief Tarit Pengdith said.

Mr Tarit, the CMPO secretary, said the warning was issued after they were found to have provided funds, vehicles and shelters for PDRC protesters. He said doing so violated the Criminal Code, the emergency decree and the Anti-Money Laundering Act.

The CMPO also warned some media outlets to stop presenting news deemed to be inciting unrest and mobilising an uprising against the government, he said.

Mr Tarit said the CMPO also resolved that its team of negotiators led by police chief Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew should negotiate with PDRC leaders and ask for the return of government offices which have been occupied.

Negotiations will be held from today until Friday. If there is no satisfactory result, the CMPO would implement its operational plan to retake all government offices by Feb 3, he said.

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Discussion 1 : 28/01/2014 at 10:49 AM
This is just to funny if it wasn't so serious. A fugitive can run a country and finance his uprising but the oppistion can't?
Discussion 2 : 28/01/2014 at 01:03 AM
The commission to do business in Thailand is 35%, charged by these PheuThai ugly bunches, how embarrassing to Thailand!
Discussion 3 : 27/01/2014 at 07:21 PM
While Mr. Tarit is in the 'do-the-right-thing mood', perhaps he could investigate who financed the 2010 red shirt invasion.....
Discussion 4 : 27/01/2014 at 06:43 PM
The worrying thing I feel, is that you have an ex prime minister whom is a convicted criminal, running Thailand from another country. He has been convicted for a Government land scam I do believe, isn't that robbing the Thai people ?? i,m sure most of the Thai population would like to buy land cheap ? Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't he buy votes at the last election for his sister? i've been told, everyone in Thailand seems to know but turns a blind eye to it. I'snt that vote rigging ?
Discussion 5 : 27/01/2014 at 05:53 PM
Why do they support Egypt then if they are so democratic. It's a case of pick and choose
Discussion 6 : 27/01/2014 at 05:50 PM
How on earth can it be corruption when people are freely DONATING money to the cause. Where do the red shirts get there money from? I know the farmers grow it on money trees for them
Discussion 7 : 27/01/2014 at 05:45 PM
Would be good when some companies like Toyota would leave this so called democratic country.
Discussion 8 : 27/01/2014 at 05:00 PM
Form and pay tax ??? Not if you are PT..difficut to write out a receipt in the middle of a mob handing you cash....Haven't you ever been pulled over by the cops here and out the windows goes the licence and B100 for morning tea...licenec only returned and have a nice day sir !
Discussion 9 : 27/01/2014 at 04:22 PM
So it is against the law for businesses to provide food to protestors, but it is OK for convicted criminals to finance election campaigns and direct government policy?
Discussion 10 : 27/01/2014 at 04:19 PM
Censoring the press is a VERY bad sign.
Discussion 11 : 27/01/2014 at 04:13 PM
Tarit is threatening business's people and the media, the PTP government just don't get it do they?
Discussion 12 : 27/01/2014 at 04:10 PM
Surely there's something completely hypocritical about the PDRC challenging the government on an 'anti-corruption' platform when they, themselves, raise money in a non-transparent and informal tax-free manner from business donations and unknown people lining the streets. Bangkok Post photographs of Suthep collecting money (with a big smile on his face) from unknown sources just symbolize Thai corruption. Surely, the law states he has to fill in some form and pay tax and declare income.....????
Discussion 13 : 27/01/2014 at 03:51 PM
The Thai caretaker government is seemed unable to do anything about the take back of governmental properties which are occupied by the protesters. It had been talking about it quite some time. Until today it still mentions about it of taking back the properties. Many may puzzle why is there any difficulty to take back the above said properties are being occupied by protesters. Police forces are needed to operate the duty of government requisition. Caretaker government should show its keenness and affirmation of retake these properties are illegally occupied by these people of protest. Don't show feeble about it.
Discussion 14 : 27/01/2014 at 03:47 PM
'If there was no satisfactory result, the CMPO would implement its operational plan to retake all government offices.' And what does that mean? Bring in the police and/or army, who have not lifted a finger to prevent the protesters doing whatever they wish?
Discussion 15 : 27/01/2014 at 03:46 PM
I think Tarit should join the fugitive in Dubai from iPhone application.
Discussion 16 : 27/01/2014 at 03:45 PM
Trouble is, people stopped taking Tarit seriously more than a year ago. This smacks of a witch hunt without any credible investigation, presentation of evidence, or even publishing of such a 'list'. And he wonders why people on the streets are protesting for reform
Discussion 17 : 27/01/2014 at 03:33 PM
Regional media as well as the other English tabloid in Bangkok has reported the US State Department's statement that it is not biased as alleged by the PDRC. "The United States is deeply troubled by efforts to block polls and otherwise prevent voting in Thailand, and by the most recent acts of political violence," State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said in a statement."While we do not take sides in the political dispute and strongly support freedom of expression and the right to peaceful protest, preventing citizens from voting violates their universal rights and is inconsistent with democratic values," Psaki said.
Discussion 18 : 27/01/2014 at 03:20 PM
Are you misguided, hardened pro-government foreigners beginning to see through the lies and deception yet? This govt couldn't care any less about democracy if they tried. Only say what they need to in order to manipulate the gullible. Between the upcoming/ongoing supression of freedom and rights and "Chalerm's Raiders" on the march, I hope you all feel good about supporting this brutal regime. Hopefully the military aren't as gullible as you are and put a stop to this madness and run all these cowards, liars and thieves out of the country for good.
Discussion 19 : 27/01/2014 at 03:14 PM
The Government was out of control when in power & now the CMPO is out of control ran by the same MP who were out of control in the Government what a joke
Discussion 20 : 27/01/2014 at 03:12 PM
I don't see how the outside world would consider that fair elections could be held in a climate of press censorship.

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