PDRC asks govt heads to report in

Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban wants heads of government offices to report to his People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) next Monday, and take over the government if the Senate fails to form an interim government before then.

PDRC secretary-general Suthep announced Wednesday night that he hoped the Senate would nominate an interim prime minister because the country does have one at the moment.

He said the Senate could do this, because it was part of the parliament.

However, if the Senate failed to act when the country was in need of a prime minister, the PDRC would call heads of government offices to report to it at Government House on Monday an to join its movement to achieve national reform before the next general election, Mr Suthep said.

He referred to permanent secretaries of ministries, directors-general of departments, and the chiefs of the police and the armed forces. If they did not show up, any deputies who wanted national reform would be welcomed, Mr Suthep said.

He also planned to meet the Election Commission to try and convince the members that the country needed national reform before a general election, Mr Suthep said.

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