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CMPO plans talks with PDRC Friday

Legal team formed to act against companies supporting protest

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A meeting of the Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order on Wednesday set up a negotiating team to hold talks with the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) this Friday, CMPO secretary Tarit Pengdith said. 

The team, led by assistant police chief Pol Lt Gen Chakthip Chaichinda, plans to begin discussions with PDRC secretary general Suthep Thuagsuban and other leaders from 2pm, and will ask them to refrain from blocking or obstructing voters from exercising their constitutional right in the Feb 2 election, he said.

Mr Tarit, also director general of Department of Special Investigation (DSI), said the CMPO will deploy police at all polling stations in Bangkok to prevent individuals or groups of people from violating the election law, to  voters in the capital who want to cast their ballots confidence they will be well protected.

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