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Prayut worried as opposing youth groups get ready to rally today

PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said late this morning (July 30) that he is concerned about various rallies taking place today and has ordered police to use the law appropriately, Naewna newspaper and INN News reported.

Earlier Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said that he has ordered officials to make sure the two groups of youths demonstrating in Bangkok today do not clash and is confident they would not do so.

One of them is the Student Union of Thailand and Free Youth group that have stage several rallies across the country since July 15 and the other call themselves Vocational Group to Help the Nation.

On July 28 the second group had called for a rally at Democracy Monument at 2 p.m. today with the objective being to protect “The Nation, Religion and Monarchy.”

The first group has been demanding the dissolution of Parliament; halting intimidation of the people; and the drafting of a new Constitution to halt the transfer of power.

In an unrelated development, Gen. Prawit refused to answer reporters’ question on Palang Pracharath Party’s candidate in the upcoming Bangkok governor election.

Meanwhile Mr Jirayu Huangsap, a Bangkok MP for Pheu Thai Party, said he is confused by news that Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan will be the party’s candidate in the Bangkok governor election as she did not mention it during a recent trip to Phuket and nor was it raised at the last party meeting, Thai  Rath newspaper reported.

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Top: Gen. Prayut talking to reporters after chairing the Police Commission and the National Police Policy Committee meeting this morning. Photo: Naewna

 

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