PM stays clear of Muang Thong office

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will not go to work at her temporary office at the Office of the Permanent Secretary for Defence at Muang Thong Thani today out of concern that the protest there may get out of hand, according to a report by Than Setthakij online.

The prime minister's absence from work was announced by the Office of the Permanent Secretary for Defence, the report said.

People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) demonstrators began arriving outside the building on Chaeng Watthana road about 9.30am.

A protest convoy of farm vehicles was expected to join them this afternoon.

PDRC protesters were reported to have started moving from various rally sites to Muang Thong Thani.

PDRC leader Suthep Thaugsuban last night announced that demonstrators would today be mobilised from all rally sites to apply pressure on the prime minister at Muang Thong Thani.

Mr Suthep reportedly arrived there at 10.50am.

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Discussion 1 : 19/02/2014 at 02:02 PM
The PM has shown incredible restrained in her response until now. In every other country the protesters would have been removed and if necessary arrested. I think she should not hide and stay in her temporary office. Or better, retake her own office whatever t costs. Afterwards it guarded by the necessary military and police and scare the protesters away.
Discussion 2 : 19/02/2014 at 01:42 PM
Better to be still. Stillness makes you calm. Live or work in the moment of crazy protest, take a quiet relief better than anything else. Yingluck ! Be strong as steel as you could.
Discussion 3 : 19/02/2014 at 01:04 PM
Where is Tarit? No guts to arrest the the leaders today whom all wanted protest leaders are there in the open? Go, go arrest them if you dare!
Discussion 4 : 19/02/2014 at 12:37 PM
According to Chalerm, Yingluck would return to wok at Government House today...where is she??.
Discussion 5 : 19/02/2014 at 12:24 PM
She goes or she does not go... makes no difference, she is there only for the show
Discussion 6 : 19/02/2014 at 12:22 PM
It's time for The Puppet to resign.
Discussion 7 : 19/02/2014 at 12:02 PM
One final push and it's over, NEVER a Shinawatra again please. Who needs a divided country?
Discussion 8 : 19/02/2014 at 11:39 AM
PDRC + Farmers-- Excellent-- Final nail in the coffin (along with the corruption trial)...
Discussion 9 : 19/02/2014 at 11:19 AM
Now would be the time for police to move in and reclaim the vacated protest sites

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