The protests by the People's Democratic Reform Committee may become more violent in the coming week and the emergency decree may have to be invoked, National Security Council secretary-general Paradorn Pattanatabut said on Sunday.
Lt Gen Paradorn said he based his opinion on the fact that the PDRC planned to shut down all government offices in the South next week to set a precedent for its supporters in other regions to follow.
Moreover, it was believed the PDRC would step up activities to obstruct the nationwide advance voting scheduled for Jan 26.
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