Gen. Anupong: Govt pushes for speedy polls

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BANGKOK, 24 November 2014 – Minister of Interior Gen. Anupong Paochinda has confirmed the government is following its roadmap so as to arrange a general election soon, saying provokers will face legal actions.

The minister on Monday gave an interview on symbolic protests against the government, saying they negatively affected the country more than the government or the National Council for Peace and Order. The government was urgently reforming the country in order to pave the way for national polls, said the minister.

Regarding a three-fingered protest salute by college students, the minister said they had no hidden agenda but other forms of protests, such as instigation of violence, would be dealt with by the authorities.