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10pm came and went. Last night’s deadline had been set for the Thai PM to resign. It was never likely to happen, and it didn’t. Protesters yesterday promised that, if the prime minister didn’t stand down, the protests would resume again. 2 protests have now been announced in central Bangkok for today and tomorrow.

PM Prayut was attending Buddhist prayers at Wat Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram in Phra Nakhon, Bangkok. When asked about his response, the 66 year old merely responded “won’t quit”.

“I urge everyone to conciliate and help solve problems together.”

Now protesters say that rallies will resume today and tomorrow.

The Dao Din group, one of many smaller factions that are all operating under the broader Khana Ratsadon 2563 student-led protest movement, including the Free Youth movement, has announced that a rally will be held at Ratchaprasong intersection at 4pm today.

There has also been a gathering announced for a rally at the Sam Yan intersection at 5pm on Monday where protesters will then march to the German Embassy, about 1.5 kilometres away on Sathorn Road, a clear reference to HM the King’s favoured overseas domicile.

Jatupat “Pai Dao Din” Boonpattararaksa, who was released from the Bangkok Remand Prison on Friday. called on protesters to assemble at Ratchaprasong today.

The telegraphing of the 2 events will likely spur police to secure the busy intersections. But, in the past, the protesters have been able to switch venues at the last minute using social media and encrypted message apps to stay one step ahead of the security and police forces.

Tomorrow the 2 houses of the Thai Parliament will meet for 2 day emergency session called on by the speaker of the lower house Chuan Leekpai. Lower house elected MPs will be in session with the hand-picked NCPO-appointed senate. Opposition MPs have voiced concern that there will be no votes following the 2 days of debate and have accused the government of using the emergency session to stall true reform. Votes from the government’s fragile lower house coalition plus the votes from the senate will be able to put down any motions during the session.

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SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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    Toby Andrews

    Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    If he won’t quit would he agree to accepting a long paid holiday in Bahrain.
    I’m sure millions would contribute.

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      Issan John

      Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 2:55 pm

      Millions have probably already contributed, even if they don’t know it.

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    Al

    Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Good points Toby and John. Him and his toadies probably have a a list of where they can live the life of sin and laugh at all the mugs (in their minds) they robbed. However, karma can be a bitch, in this life or beyond…..

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    Tony Grace

    Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    It’s looking more likely that he won’t stand down .But if he does what is the plan B who going to step in his place,Nobody has actual said who will take over another army General so what is going to change?

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    Richard

    Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9:41 am

    The money is too good to step down

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