CAPO says attempts to interrupt registration process illegal


BANGKOK, 23 December 2013 The Center for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO) says any attempt to interrupt the registration process of the general election is illegal. 

According to CAPO Spokesman Pol. Maj. Gen. Piya Uthayo, groups of people have been attempting to disrupt the registration process for the upcoming general election. He warned that any action to interrupt the work of the Election Commission (EC) is illegal and violator could face up to 2 years in prison or a fine of 40,000 baht, or both.

Interrupting the registration process is also in violation of Section 309 of the criminal code, and violators will face a maximum of 5 years in prison or a fine of 10,000 baht, or both, said the CAPO spokesman.

The spokesperson has therefore called for the protesters to stop any and all illegal attempts, adding that all the actions are being recorded and wrongdoers will definitely face the music.