Noppadon: PDRC and PM to talk 'soon'

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) leader Suthep Thaugsuban are likely to hold talks "soon", according to Noppadon Pattama, legal adviser to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Mr Noppadon made the claim when asked to comment on the integration of PDRC rally sites. He said the consolidation of rally stages into a single protest at Lumpini Park will allow people in Bangkok to resume their normal lives and help restore the economy.

He said he personally believed the best way out of the political conflict was for all concerned to talk. But he warned that the talks must be based on the law and constitution, adding that government would not accept demands beyond what is allowed by the constitution.

Asked if contact had been made with the PDRC, Mr Noppadon replied "not yet".  But he said he believed talks would happen soon and argued that the negotiations should be held in secret.

Asked whether Thaksin would take part in the talks, Mr Noppadon said that would be unnecessary since the prime minister has the full authority to decide on all matters relating to the country and her administration.

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