Justice Minister Chaikasem Nitisiri on Monday warned the people against taking part in the "Operation Bangkok Shutdown" planned by People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) leader Suthep Thaugsuban, saying they risk violating several laws with statutes of limitation of up to 20 years.
Mr Chaikasem voiced the warning via a Television Pool of Thailand programme. He asked people who planned to join the PDRC-led protest to change their minds. The PDRC hopes to topple the caretaker government and ensure national reform before the next general election, presently planned for Feb 2.
"Those who take part in this wrongful conduct led by Mr Suthep and other PDRC leaders may be construed as supporting rebellion, thus risking violating several laws with a statute of limitations of up to 20 years," he said.
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