Red shirts besiege NACC, demand resignation


BANGKOK, 26 February 2014  Pro-government demonstrators have surrounded the office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) and plan to camp out until all the commissioners resign. 

Supporters of the Radio Broadcasters for Democracy, a faction of the red-shirt group, this afternoon staged a protest in front of the NACC head office in Nonthaburi province and locked up all entrance gates with chains. Core leader Sornrak Malaithong declared that the demonstration would be prolonged until the entire team of NACC commissioners agreed to relinquish their posts.

The besiegement is aimed to oppose the NACC’s consideration of many cases against the government, including the ones involving the rice pledging scheme. The commission has charged two former ministers for committing fraud and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence of duty in managing the rice program.

On this occasion, the core leader threatened the commissioners that they would be apprehended by the group if they were seen in public while demanding that they carry out their duties in an unbiased manner. The protest leader also called on more red-shirt supporters to come out and join the movement.


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