PDRC moves rally to earlier date, UDD maintains May 10 rally date


BANGKOK, 8 May 2014  – The United Front For Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) asserted on Wednesday the group was leaving its May 10 mass rally date unchanged, after the Constitution Court effectively removed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from her post in its rulings on her misconduct in the transfer of Thawil Pliensi. 

UDD chairman Chatuphon Phromphan urged supporters not to worry too much over Wednesday’s rulings by the court, as the outcome had been expected. He said the group would patiently wait for developments resulting from the rulings. Mr. Chatuphon also thanked supporters for not marching to the Constitution Court.

He also asked that they refrain from marching to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) today (Thursday), and instead listen to the verdict broadcast in the comfort of their homes. The UDD leader reassured supporters that no political vacuum will result from the verdicts of the court and the NACC, and noted that Ms. Yingluck’s position as minister of defense was still intact.

Meanwhile, People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban told supporters on Wednesday he was moving the group’s major rally date from May 14 to May 9 (Friday). He disclosed the group would be marching along Sukhumwit Rd. starting from Onnut BTS station today (Thursday) to rally for support for the latest last time.