Seh Ai denies aiming to "freeze" nation
The Pitak Siam group has never called for the country to be closed to outsiders but only wants to stop corrupt politicians, Gen Boonlert Kaewprasit said on Sunday morning.
- Published: 18/11/2012 at 11:42 AM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
Gen Boonlert, also known as Seh Ai, said this before launching convoys of vehicles in a campaign for the people to join the planned rally at the Royal Plaza on Nov 24 in a show of force against the government for turning a blind eye to acts of lese majeste, acting as a puppet of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and allowing corruption to become widespread without proper suppression.
He said he had never called for the country to be closed or "frozen" for a period, adding he only wanted to stop corrupt politicians.
Gen Boonlert reaffirmed that there would not be a siege of parliament or any use of weapons when the group rallies on Nov 24. He believes the government will not allow a third-hand party to cause problems.
On a proposal for the government to invoke the Internal Security Act to control the rally, Gen Boonlert said in his opinion it was only a way of stopping the people from expressing their opinion.s
Pitak Siam launched convoys of vehicles to campaign for the people to participate in the Nov 24 rally along four main routes: Royal Plaza - Pratunam - Khlong Tan - Ramkhamhaeng - Bang Kapi - Ram Intra; Royal Plaza - Ratchawat - Padipat - Chatuchak - Lat Phrao; Royal Plaza - Hua Lampong - Sam Yan - Silom; and Royal Plaza - Sanam Luang - Siriraj - Wong Wian Yai - Dao Khanong - Bang Khae.
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