Suthep challenges PM to live debate on political crisis


BANGKOK, 27 February 2014 The People’s Democratic Reform Committee leader Suthep Thuagsuban has challenged caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to a live debate on the ongoing political crisis. 

The PDRC leader addressed his supporters in Silom, saying that he wished to go head-to-head with the premier during a debate aired on television channels.

He had earlier questioned Ms Yingluck’s authority and understanding of the country’s need for reforms.

He went on to state that if the premier accepted his invitation, the debate could get under way immediately in Bangkok.

The PDRC has recently been rallying outside companies affiliated with the Shinawatra family in a bid to further pressure Ms Yingluck to resign.