Pheu Thai member seeks legal action against Pitak Siam group


BANGKOK, Nov 20 — A member of Thailand’s ruling Pheu Thai Party has filed a complaint with the country’s Crime Suppression Division Police, seeking legal action against the anti-government Pitak Siam group leader.

Pheu Thai Party member Singthong Buachum on Tuesday met Crime Suppression Division Deputy Commander Pol Col Prasobchok Prommoon to file a complaint against Pitak Siam group leader retired Gen Boonlert Kaewprasit and his companions for rebellion and unlawful assembly in connection with the group’s  mass rally at the Nang Lerng Turf Club on October 28.

Mr Singthong said it was believed that Pitak Siam’s planned anti-government rally at the Royal Plaza this Saturday is a preparation to pitch rival groups against each other to create unrest.

Col Prasobchok said that the petition would be channelled in accordance with normal procedures and the police would give fair treatment to both sides.

Mr Singthong on Thursday petitioned the Constitution Court, asking it to order Gen Boonlert to call off his group’s planned mass rally in the capital.

He said the protest, which its leaders said is intended to oust the elected government, is unlawful and tantamount to being an attempt to topple the constitutional monarchy.