Anti-govt protesters plan another major rally


BANGKOK, April 7 – The anti-government People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) will hold a new round of major rallies if the government refuses to accept rulings of the Constitution Court and the anti-graft agency.

Akanat Promphan, PDRC spokesman, said a meeting of the group’s leaders nationwide discussed two pending decisions of the Court and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC).

The NACC is due to announce its decision in a case in which caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was charged with dereliction of duty in her capacity as chairperson of the National Rice Policy Committee.

In another case, the Constitution Court is considering a case against Ms Yingluck for unlawfully transfer Thawil Pliensri, secretary general of the National Security Council, to an inactive post.

The government’s refusal to accept the NACC and Court rulings is equivalent to it rejecting the scrutiny system and breaching the law, said Mr Akanat, adding that the government’s reaction will compel the PDRC to hold another major rally.

He said PDRC protesters will launch a campaign tomorrow urging civil servants to stop serving the Thaksin regime and to perform their duties alongside the people.