BANGKOK, 1 December 2013 Deputy Prime Minister Pracha Promnok has announced on the nationwide television broadcast on Sunday evening that the overall situation is still under control.
The government has asked the people, for their own safety, to stay at home between 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and refrain from joining anti-government rallies.
DPM Pracha elaborated that three persons who were killed in clashes at Ramkhamhaeng University on Saturday night were a student and two Red Shirt protesters.
He also said the leader of anti-government protest, Suthep Thaugsuban, would be charged with treason as he led a group of people to seize many government offices. The maximum penalty for treason is death sentence.
He added that the government would protect all Thais from any violence, while expressing hope that the situation would return to normalcy soon.