Deputy PM Suthep: Stern action will be taken against ‘terrorists’

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BANGKOK, April 13 (TNA) — The current State of Emergency imposed by the Thai government will be maintained as long as anti-government protesters are occupying Bangkok streets, while legal actions will be taken against the ‘terrorists’ mingling with the protesters, Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said on Tuesday.

Mr Suthep, also chief of the Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation, told journalists that it is necessary to separate terrorists from the protesters and the government will take legal action against those terrorists”.

He said he had ordered police to set up a special task force to investigate identifying ‘terrorists’ now mingling with protesters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), at Ratchadamnoen Avenue and Bangkok’s prime business area, Ratchaprasong, demanding that Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva dissolve the House and call general elections.



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