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Postbag: Is military necessary?

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Re: ''PM calls for army to help quell protest'', (BP, Jan 2). 

Caretaker prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has asked the military to help police enforce law and order if Suthep Thaugsuban carries out his threat to ''shut down'' Bangkok.

When then-prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy Mr Suthep called in the military it was because the police did not cooperate in quelling the armed red shirts. This time, the police are trying to tackle the problem even using covert policemen in black uniforms to do so.

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