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Businesses panic over Bangkok siege

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  • Writer: Nareerat Wiriyapong and Wichit Chantanusornsiri
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Businesses and consumers will be affected the most if Bangkok is paralysed by anti-government protesters, and companies should outline measures to minimise the impacts, say executives. 

Both the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) and the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) are concerned about the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) threat to shut down Bangkok from Jan 13, saying the siege should be limited to specific areas.

"Agencies in charge of security could be targets, and the protesters should state clearly how long a shutdown will last," said FTI vice-chairman Tanit Sorat.

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