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10 January 2009 :: 00:01:33 am 28078

Charges Filed Against Pad Protesters Over Government House Damage

BANGKOK, Jan 9 - The government is seeking an estimated Bt18 million (US$530,000) in compensation for damage to Government House, which had been occupied and considerably damaged by the People‘s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) until late last year.
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Mongkhol Saenghiran of the Permanent Secretary Office of the Prime Minister’s Office lodged a lawsuit at Dusit Police Station, calling for Bt18.8 million in damage compensation from the PAD, which had occupied Government House for more than three months.

Computer systems installed at the Permanent Secretary’s Office of the Prime Minister’s Office were vandalised beyond repair, among other items damaged at Government House.

Metropolitan Police One commander Pol Maj-Gen Anant Srihiran said a working group will be promptly set up to look into the case and bring leading activists to justice.

The PAD occupied Government House since August to force the late Somchai government out of office. They accused the then Somchai administration of being a proxy of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

The protesters withdrew from the compound on December 3, after the Supreme Court ruled that the ruling People Power Party (PPP) was guilty of electoral fraud, a decision that led to the PPP-led government to leave office. (TNA)

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Politics News

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