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26 August 2009 :: 20:08:33 pm 33006

Red Shirts to File Complaint Against Internal Security Act Enforcement

BANGKOK, Aug 26 - Key leaders of the anti-government United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) on Wednesday announced that the group will file a complaint at the Central Administrative Court on Thursday against the planned enforcement of Internal Security Act (ISA) by the Democrat-led coalition government.
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UDD key leaders Veera Musikapong, Nattawut Saikua and Jatuporn Prompan also confirmed that their planned mass rally will take place on Sunday at the Royal Plaza on Bangkok’s Rajdamnoen Nok Road.

Mr Jatuporn, also a member of parliament of the opposition Puea Thai Party, said the UDD supporters will submit the complaint asking the court to order a temporary injunction for the group from the ISA enforcement which they deem as unlawful.

“We disagree with the enforcement of ISA,” said Mr Veera, “We have the right to protest. We are not making a move which will destroy the country’s economy as claimed by the government.”

The reaction of Red Shirts’ leaders came as Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva earlier said that his Cabinet will impose the ISA from Saturday through Monday August 29-September 1, but only in the capital’s Dusit district, the area where the UDD protesters will demonstrate.

The premier said that the ISA enforcement is aimed at maintaining law and order as he had been informed that some third parties may create disorder during this weekend’s Red Shirt rally.

Regarding Sunday’s mass rally, Mr Veera said the UDD supporters will gather from 1pm and will disperse sometime after midnight.

He also pledged the rally will be peaceful, without weapons, and will not be prolonged.

“This time former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will not telephone his supporters and the gathering is not related to submitting their petition seeking a royal pardon for the ex-premier,” said Mr Veera.

Mr Veera said the Sunday rally is aimed to protest the performance of the Abhisit government, which the Red Shirt group views as applying double standards and not being transparent. (TNA)

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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