Seh Ai: No siege of parliament
Protesters at the anti-government rally on Nov 24 will definitely not lay siege to the parliament, Pitak Siam group leader Gen Boonlert Kaewprasit said on Thursday.
- Published: 15/11/2012 at 12:16 PM
- Newspaper section: news
Gen Boonlert, also known as Seh Ai, said if the rallygoers broke into the parliament compound and it became violent he would take responsibility.
A censure debate is scheduled in the parliament on Nov 25-27, followed by the vote on the no-confidence motion on Nov 28.
Seh Ai said the rally would not be prolonged. He expected it to last no more than two days and one night.
Gen Boonlert also said he did not believe a "third-hand" would interfere in what he described as a fight between the Pitak Siam group and former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
The rally would be his last, he said. Either the government would go, or he would.
He denied claims that the rally was being funded by the same group who financed the Sept 19, 2006 coup that toppled the Thaksin Shinawatra government, or with money from illegal casinos or the drug trade. The rally would be purely voluntary, he added.
The Pitak Siam group was preparing a letter to be submitted to Asean and United States President Barack Obama confirming that the rally would be peaceful.
A spokesman for the group said the rally would remain strictly within the scope of the law and would not cause trouble to the public.
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