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Dr Narong insists he is acting impartially

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Public health chief Narong Sahamethapat said he will defy the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order's (Capo) demand that all ministerial permanent secretaries attend a meeting on Thursday for instruction on how to respond to the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC). 

Dr Narong, the health permanent secretary, said on Wednesday he would not attend the meeting called by caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, the Capo chief adviser, after PDRC secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban made a series of "visits" to various ministries over the past week.

Mr Surapong said last week that he wanted to warn permanent secretaries and state officials that they should  not welcome PDRC leaders but should instead continue to work without paying attention to them, because the protest leaders are all law-breakers.

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