Suthep tells police to ensure strict law enforcement for election

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BANGKOK, 21 March 2011 (NNT) – Deputy Prime Minister overseeing security affairs Suthep Thaugsuban has instructed police officers to enforce laws strictly in order to ensure readiness of the country for the next election. 

The deputy prime minister stated that most of the Thai people wanted to see a peaceful country, not aggressive actions. He stressed that the government had been trying to create a positive atmosphere paving way for the next election.

Mr Suthep’s clarification came after security officers found on Sunday a few people carrying rotten eggs and plastic bottles in their bags as they were entering IMPACT Convention Center where Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was scheduled to preside over an event to mark the National Village Health Volunteers Day.

After interrogations, the rotten egg carriers confessed that they were not participants to the event, but wanted to hurl rotten eggs and plastic bottles to the prime minister in a bid to put him in disgrace, and that they had no intention to cause injuries.

Mr Suthep added that such a behavior could affect election campaigns of political parties. He thus reiterated to the police to ensure strict law enforcement. He also warned everyone to refrain from such a disturbance and dismissed a speculation that the incident was set up by the government.