PM Prayut: Use the law to stop pro-election groups

PRIME Minister Prayut  Chan-o-cha ordered the use of law to halt the leaders of pro-election groups but stress they are not being targeted with everyone coming under the same law, the Thai-language daily Matichon reported today (Feb. 18).

Sources at National Council for Peace and Order said officials had been told to follow the planned gathering of pro-election groups led by Rangsiman Rome, leader of Democracy Restoration Group, Mr Ekachai Hongkangwong, Miss Nattha Mahathana, Mr Sirawith Seritiwat at  Lan Ya Mo in Nakhon Ratchasima at 5 pm today.

However General Prayut stressed that the law be used to consider any wrongdoing, particularly who broke what law.

“We confirm that we are not just targeting pro-election groups as all groups and all sides come under the same law.

“Regarding the gathering this evening, have to consider what laws are broken and where this occurred.

“If it is the same wrongdoing as occurred on February 10, this cannot be overlooked, legal action has to be taken, we have to wait for police to file papers and charges in the court but if during this period they break the same law again,  we will file charges again,” the NCPO source said.


Top: Prime Minister Prayut voting at a previous election. Photo: Matichon