Democrats express support for martial law


BANGKOK, 21 May 2014  – The Democrat Party has expressed support for the Army’s invocation of martial law following an internal meeting. 

Democrat Party spokesman Chavanond Intarakomalyasut said the meeting has discussed about the political situation at present in the wake of the martial law, while agreeing that the law will ensure peace and order in the country and prevent further loss of lives and property.

The party also saw that when exercised with caution, the martial law will not violate the constitutional rights of members of the public.

Mr. Chavanond added that the party has consistently agreed that all sides must come together to resolve the current crisis.

However, the party expressed concern that some political groups who oppose to the use of martial law may attempt to defy it with force, which could lead to widespread violence.