PT nationwide to file against Suthep

The Pheu Thai Party has agreed at a meeting of former MPs to file charges against People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban, accusing him of rebellion in declaring he would establish himself as a sovereign entity and propose a royal command to appoint a prime minister and cabinet members.

The party alleges this is in violation of Sections 113 and 116 of the Criminal Code. 

Pheu Thai spokesman Prompong Nopparit said the meeting agreed that members should file police complaints  against Mr Suthep and other PDRC leaders nationwide over the next week or so, to "protect democracy and prevent the PDRC infringing on His Majesty the King's power".

He said the meeting also discussed steps being taken by Mr Suthep and the government's other opponents to derail elections, bring down the caretaker government and appoint a prime minister under Section 7 of the constitution.

The meeting agreed its members should actively  explain to the people negative aspects of appointing a prime minister under Section 7, because doing so would incur a boycott by the international community, according to Mr Prompong.

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