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07 May 2009 :: 10:05:04 am 27240

UDD Rallies at Govt House While Chonburi Provincial Governor Moved to Chachoengsao

BANGKOK, May 6 - United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship or UDD supporters rallied at Government House on Wednesday urging the government to unblock the group?s satellite television station, before dispersing in the afternoon.
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UDD leader Somyot Preuksakasemsuk gathered with protesters at the Royal Plaza at 10 am before marching to Government House. Security at Government House was tightened with some 400 soldiers and two companies of police.

The protesters submitted a letter to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva via Nathee Premratsamee, permanent-secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office, calling on his government to allow the reopening of DStation.

The UDD’s letter called on the Abhisit government not to restrict the “right to know” and freedom of information of the citizen, and to stop ‘distorting’ information. The UDD would call a mass rally and intensify its protest if the government ignored its request.

Mr. Somyot added the UDD’s ‘major protest’ was scheduled at Sanam Luang in Bangkok from May 16 to17. The group planned to march to Parliament on May 18 to call on lawmakers to reinstate the 1997 constitution.

Meanwhile, the cabinet transferred Chonburi provincial governor Suraphon Pongthadsirikul following the UDD siege of the hotel in Pattaya where the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN summit was forced to cancel on April 11.

Mr. Suraphonwas moved to the smaller nearby province of Chachoengsao. (TNA)

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Politics News

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