BANGKOK, 28 February 2014 Leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) Suthep Thaugsuban has announced to close the group's three main demonstration sites on Monday but insisted on fighting against the government. A new rally site will be established at Lumpini Park.
Mr Suthep on Monday night announced the PDRC’s decision to open all roads it had closed since 13 January 2014. Traffic of Pathumwan, Ratchaprasong and Silom junctions, the PDRC’s main rally sites, would return to normal on Monday to facilitate Bangkokkians who had been affected by the traffic closure, he said.
The protest leader encouraged the PDRC supporters to gather at the new demonstration site at Lumpini Park and continue their protests against businesses of the Shinawatra family. The PDRC will also continue to surround government buildings in Bangkok.
BANGKOK, 28 February 2014 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has invited U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Thailand to help mediate the political conflicts in the country.
Director-General of the Department of Information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sek Wannamethee said the Thai government was now in the process of inviting the U.N. head to Thailand after he issued a statement saying that the U.N. was ready to help Thailand tackle the political problems. Thailand, as a U.N. member country, listened to the organization and deemed it necessary to respond to the U.N. chief’s proposal.
Mr Ban Ki-moon would attend talks and listen to opinions from all sides. He would also witness the situation first-hand, the official said.
BANGKOK, 28 February 2014 Citizens traveling to Japan have been warned of a tick-borne virus, which has killed 21 people in the country, and are encouraged to follow preventive measures against the insect.
BANGKOK, 28 February 2014 The Ministry of Public Health has reported one more death from the armed attack in Trat province, raising the political death toll since November to 23.
CHIANG MAI, Feb 28 – Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said today that she would rather die in the name of democracy than tearing the Constitution.
BANGKOK, 28 February 2014 A three-day exhibition on digital television has been launched by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), with an aim to give the public all necessary information about the new system.
The rice pledging scheme time frame cannot be extended after its last day on Friday as this would be in violation of the charter, according to the Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisan.
BANGKOK, 28 February 2014 Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s lawyer has expressed confidence that the premier will be cleared of corruption charges relating to the government's rice-pledging scheme.
BANGKOK, 28 February 2014 The Center for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) is under tight security with vigilant officials checking those who enter the premises.