Saturday, November 21, 2009

Chavalit advises PM to be careful

Bangkok Post

Puea Thai Party chairman Gen Chavalit Yongchaiyudh said on Saturday that he did not believe there was a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva as reported by the media, but the premier should not be indiscretion while visiting Chiang Mai.

Asked about the planned mass anti-government demonstrations from Nov 28 to Dec 2 by the United front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), Gen Chavalit said there should be no violence.

“UDD had staged demonstration for several times and learned that using violent maens makes no good to any parties”, Gen Chavalit said.

He confirmed that the mother of the detained Thai engineer, Sivarak Chutiphong, had asked for help from him but he recommended her to directly contact Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban instead.

Gen Chavalit said he had talked with senior persons of Cambodia and believes the Thai engineer case will end soon.

The opposition party chairman insisted that he had no idea about the secret audio clip of Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya ordering a Thai official in Phnom Penh to obtain the flight schedule of ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, as claimed by his party MP.

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