BANGKOK, 21 February 2012 (NNT) – Deputy Prime Minister Police Captain Chalerm Yubumrung has assured that the situation in Thailand is now under control while showing his confidence that Parliament will understand the government’s charter revision effort.
After one of the suspects behind the Bangkok explosions was arrested by Malaysian authorities, Pol Capt Chalerm revealed that Thailand has already requested the neighboring country to send the culprit back to the Kingdom for legal proceedings in compliance with the extradition treaty. As the government has assigned specific tasks to all security units, the deputy premier voiced his belief that the situation in the country will remain peaceful from now on.
Regarding the charter amendment, Pol Capt Chalerm stated that the duration of a parliamentary meeting on the issue scheduled for 24 February will be determined by the Parliament President. In an anticipation of a rally against the charter amendment process, he said it is the rights of Thai people to express themselves. He is also confident that once the protesters get a chance to listen to his explanations why the Constitution should be amended, they will find it acceptable. Police forces will be deployed during the rally to maintain law and order.
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