Luang Pu lets two more offices work

Protest co-leader Luang Pu Buddha Issara on Wednesday agreed to allow officials attached to the Election Commission to resume work at their offices inside the government complex on Chaeng Watthana Road from Thursday and their colleagues at the Department of Consular Affairs on Friday.

The monk’s decision to reopen the EC headquarters in Building B of the government complex followed a one-hour meeting with election commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn at the protest site in the afternoon. Security guards from the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) will meet with EC officials on Thursday at 2pm to inspect their security measures to ensure the safety of both officials and protesters before staff resume work on Friday. Later, Thongchai Chasawath, director-general of the Department of Consular Affairs, negotiated with Luang Pu, asking him to allow officials to return to their offices so that they could solve problems about a lack of passports because of the department's shutdown. Luang Pu accepted Mr Thongchai’s request on condition that the department would be open for public services on Monday and police and military officers would be deployed to guard the area around the clock. Luang Pu led protesters to block Chaeng Watthana Road and bar officials from working at the complex on Jan 13. The monk allowed the first group of officials from the Justice Ministry to return to work on Monday.

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Discussion 1 : 06/02/2014 at 05:18 AM
I am sorry with respect to the monk or any monk, for the good of monk institution, Luang Pu should step back and don't risk being dragged into political conflicts and come out damaged. Please do the right thing before it get worst. I think he is stepping out of (decent) bound and potentially being manipulated.
Discussion 2 : 06/02/2014 at 12:55 AM
Luang Pu Buddha Issara should be arrested, disrobed and charged at the same time. It is sacrilegious to have done what he had either with or under Suthep's direction, or on his own. The yellow robe is regarded by Buddhists as sacred and representative of the holy monk who is already detached from the way of the world as opposed to a spiritual one, but this person is no different from any of those protesters, but just a lay person posing as a holy monk. He is much more than a lost soul!
Discussion 3 : 05/02/2014 at 09:00 PM
I'm sorry, bit it thought that monks were in the community to teach and guide in the ways of Buddha! When is this government going to grow a pair and start arresting people on warrants, enforcing the law and stop letting people breaking the law. This goes for whoever it is. Stop pussy footing around.....
Discussion 4 : 05/02/2014 at 07:53 PM
Arrest this monk as early as possible. He still ignores the emergency decree and continues to violate the law.

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