Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has asked the military to help police enforce law and order if protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban carries out his threat to "shut down" Bangkok.
A Defence Ministry source said the prime minister is worried by the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC)'s threat and wants the military to intervene.
"It seems the country is in a state of lawlessness. People can do what they want," the source quoted Ms Yingluck as telling the armed forces leaders at a meeting on Wednesday.
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