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14 December 2007 :: 13:12:40 pm 29370

PM Stands Firm on Passing Internal Security Bill Despite Protests

BANGKOK, Dec 13 - Despite demands by angry protestors for members of the National Legislative Assembly or NLA to stop passing new legislation, interim Prime Minister Gen. Surayud Chulanont stood firm he would not withdraw a new internal security bill from the NLA.
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“The new internal security bill was already submitted for the National Legislative Assembly’s consideration. It is now out of the government’s responsibility. The government did not plan to withdraw it, because the law is necessary,” said the Prime Minister.

Gen. Surayud’s remarks were made as more than 800 protestors gathered in front of the Parliament building for the second day on Thursday, demanding the military-installed NLA cease issuing new laws from December 21.

They charged every law approved by NLA members affected people’s rights, solidarity, safety and property.

After holding the demonstration for about four hours, the protestors dispersed at around 2.00 p.m.. They, pledged however to return and hold another demonstration at parliament on December 17, if NLA members continued to approve new laws.

National police chief Pol. Gen. Seripisuth Themiyavet was in the process of collecting information and evidence and legal action would be taken against the wrongdoers, the PM added.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Politics News

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