PDRC holds meeting on ‘final battle’


BANGKOK, May 18— The People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) group on Sunday has met with labour unions of state enterprises and retired senior civil servants to map out an overall plan for the anti-government operation.

PDRC secretary general Suthep Thaugsuban and other PDRC leaders have met with representatives from labour unions of state enterprises to delegate tasks for the new operation and are set to hold discussions with retired senior civil servants in the afternoon.

PDRC spokesman Akanat Promphan said the meetings today will conclude and result in an overall plan for the anti-government operation.

The final battle to regain control of sovereign power will start tomorrow. From May 19 through 21, groups of PDRC supporters will follow each of the 25 remaining caretaker ministers to ask them to resign from their posts.

Mr Akanat said that government agency heads will be invited to a meeting on Thursday (May 22) to map out how to root out the ‘Thaksin Regime,’ adding that a major uprising of the people will occur on May 23-26 to pressure civil servants to join the fight with the people.

The PDRC spokesman affirmed that tomorrow there will be no seizure of government offices or television stations as the plan has been completed. He explained that the target is the resignations of the 25 remaining members of the caretaker cabinet.