Paradon keeping a close watch on demonstrators

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BANGKOK, 4 November 2013 The National Security Council (NSC) Secretary-General, Lt. Gen. Paradorn Pattanatabut, has reassured that he is keeping a close watch on the current demonstrations against the amnesty bill. 

For the moment, Lt. Gen. Paradon says he does not deem it necessary to expand the Internal Security Act (ISA). The protestors, especially at the Samsen train station, whose number has now increased to 8,000, will be under close surveillance.

The NSC chief also stated that protesters may start to spread to the Silom area – although it is not yet clear what they have planned.

Lt. Gen. Paradon reaffirmed that the police shall continue to keep a close watch on the current protests, and maintain order within the capital.