CMPO to reveal names of people funding PDRC protesters on February 10


BANGKOK, 9 February 2014  The Center for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) will reveal the names of the people allegedly funding the People’s Democratic Reform Committee( PDRC) political rallies, says the Director-General of the Department of Special Investigations (DSI).

According to Tharit Pengdit, a CMPO member, a major criteria for identifying people who fund the PDRC are those who donate more than a million baht several times. However, the investigation is still in its preliminary stage and no one has been charged with any crimes so far. Those suspected will be given the chance to explain themselves first. Unless they are able to clear themselves of the allegations, the CMPO will take legal action against them. Authorities will examine their financial statements the way what they did during the 2010 political situation.

Mr. Tharit said that the DSI has evidence to prove that 30 more people have been funding the PDRC in addition to the 48 people already recorded by police. The names of the 30 people will be made public today. The CMPO will then proceed to freeze financial activities of those people and companies.

The Director-General of the Department of Special Investigations added that his agency has already frozen the assets of 58 PDRC leaders.