PDRC leader praises Army Chief for declaring martial law


BANGKOK, 21 May 2014 – The People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC)’s secretary-general has praised Army Chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha for making the right decision to enforce martial law and has pressured the Senate to quickly find a neutral prime minister in order to end the political conflict. 

PDRC leader Suthep Thaugsuban said that the martial law would prevent further bloodshed on the streets, as many anti-government protestors have already been either killed or wounded by a number of attacks from unidentified gunmen. Nonetheless, the anti-government group would continue their fight and pledged that they would not stop their protest unless four conditions were met.

Mr. Suthep said one of the conditions is to uproot the Thaksin regime. Secondly, a neutral prime minister must be chosen. Thirdly, the prime minister should not be affiliated to any political party. Lastly, the new government must be accepted by the common people.

Mr. Suthep requested that the Senate quickly nominate a neutral prime minister so that a national reform can take place before the general election.