Pattaya Daily News

24 April 2010 :: 10:04:46 am 18839

Calls For Fresh Negotiations In Colour Coded Bangkok Chaos

Red Shirts leaders on Friday announced that they were willing to discuss the possibility of a third round of negotiations with Prime Minister Abhisit and his government. Further talks however, rely on the government accepting a 30 day time frame for the dissolution of parliament.
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Bangkok, the 24th of April 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: The aftermath of the April 22nd grenade attack in which one Thai woman was killed and 87 others injured has led to fresh calls for negotiations to continue between the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship leaders and the Abhisit led government. Amongst the 87 injured were 4 foreigners, an Indonesian journalist, an American, a Japanese man and an Australian. Since Thursday tragic incident Red Shirt protesters have complied with security force demands, moving back to the Sala Daeng Intersection an out of the heart of Silom’s business district.

Meanwhile, the so-called Multi-Coloured shirts, business owners, employees and residents of the Silom area of Bangkok gathered in their largest protest to-date at the Equestrian Statue of King Rama V at the Royal Plaza to voice their support for the Abhisit led government. At present the pro-government group has withdrawn from the site of Thursday’s grenade attacks following the Red Shirts acceptance to move further back up the Silom road to the Sala Daeng intersection.

The Red Shirt leaders, led by Veera Musikapong announced from their Ratchaprasong rally site that they have not ruled out returning to the negotiating table provided the government accepted 3 crucial conditions prior to the meeting. Mr. Musikapong called on Prime Minister Abhisit to stop using intimidation tactics against the Red Shirt’s peaceful demonstrations at the Ratchaprasong intersection, to immediately form an independent commission to investigate the April 10th and 22nd violent clashes as well as accept a 30-day time frame for the dissolution of his undemocratically elected government.

At present no response from the government has been made although a spokesman for the Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES), Colonel Sansern Kaewkamnerd, stated that time was running out for the Red Shirts, referring to their occupation of the Ratchaprasong Intersection. With reports surfacing that many of the camped Red Shirts are in possession of firearms, Col. Kaewkamnerd, also the Army spokesman, revealed that it was only a matter of time before the army interjected on proceedings at which point they have been given authority to use live rounds should dispersal efforts become hampered by violent individuals.

These fresh claims of action by the military and the government come following the regrouping of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), commonly known as the Yellow Shirts, who have threatened counter protests should the government not resolve the current crisis in Bangkok by the 28th of April. The Yellow Shirts are pro-government, middle and upper clash citizens of Bangkok and the Southern Provinces, responsible for overthrowing the previous democratically elected government and the Suvarnabhumi Airport seizure in 2008.

Reporter : John Weston   Photo : Internet   Category : Politics News

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