CAPO: Police will carry out duties as usual


BANGKOK, 11 December 2013 The Center for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO) says the police will carry out their duty as usual, while asserting that police will not serve the outlaws. 

CAPO Spokesman Pol Maj Gen Piya Uthayo has revealed that police forces would carry out their duty as usual to maintain law and order as the anti-government demonstrations were expected to prolong. He said there had been a number of reports on damaged properties caused by the protesters, including the Government Complex on Chaeng Watthana Road.

Asked for his comment on protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban’s statement made yesterday, the spokesperson said the police, as law enforcers, could not accept or serve the outlaws as the demonstrators had neither rights nor the authority to give orders.

Mr. Suthep earlier demanded that police arrest Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for treason because she did not meet the protesters’ orders. The ex-Democrat executive also threatened to escalate demonstrations against the caretaker government.