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The government has been prepared for the planned shutdown of Bangkok by the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) on Jan 13 and will use the Internal Security Act (ISA) to handle the protest, National Security Council secretary-general Paradorn Pattanatabut said on Tuesday. 

The NSC chief said a plan had been laid down for the integration of military and police forces.  Soldiers will mainly be responsible for providing security at important government offices, while police will cope with any situation that may arise.

The plan was forwarded to the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (Capo) and caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for acknowledgement two days ago, he said.

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