CAPO to set up working team with EC over arranging new polls


BANGKOK, 2 May 2014  – The Center for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO) has proposed setting up a joint working committee with the Election Commission (EC) in a bid to oversee the upcoming election. 

CAPO director Chalerm Yoobamrung has sent a request to the EC to propose the establishment of the committee in order to prepare for the new election date, which is set on July 20. In addition to ensuring a fair election, the committee will help prevent any disruptions that may occur on the day.

The CAPO is also set to hold a meeting with the EC on May 8 over the organization of the new polls.

According to the agency, intelligence reports suggest that the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) is encouraging state enterprise workers to cause damage to the city’s infrastructure system. Therefore, the CAPO is devising measures to counteract these actions.

Executives of many state enterprises have been warned in advance that if their staff members join with the PDRC’s movements, then they would be held responsible.