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Suthep 'reform' just another empty promise

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Decentralisation is one key reform idea proposed by the anti-government movement. But if protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban and his supporters believe it will be a piece of cake, they need to think again. 

During his nightly speech at the Democracy Monument on Saturday, Mr Suthep was exuberant when surrounded by rows of village heads and kamnan blowing whistles and singing the rally theme song Soo Pai Ya Dai Thoy (Keep Fighting) with him on stage.

"I dare you Charupong to fire these village heads and kamnan," he roared, referring to the Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan's threat to punish local officials for supporting Mr Suthep.

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