Connect with us

Thailand

Amnesty bagged, Yingluck begs protesters to disperse

Published

 on 

PHUKET MEDIA WATCH

– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community

Yingluck pleads with protesters to stop
The Nation/Phuket Gazette

PHUKET: Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra went on TV today to issue an urgent plea to all groups of demonstrators to stop their protests, saying that the government had aborted the amnesty effort.

Ms Yingluck said that the House of Representatives had voted this afternoon to remove all the pending amnesty and reconciliation bills from the House agenda.

“All sides have made clear their intention to halt the amnesty process,” she said.

She went on to say that people should use their own judgment, consider information from all sides and not believe rumors, so that the country could move forward.

Ms Yingluck promised that the government would not use force against the protesters and would not use troops to control the situation. Her administration would use only the police to keep law and order, she said.

Protesters were asked to believe that the government would not break its promise, and told to go home to prevent any further suffering.

The statement was Ms Yingluck’s third urgent statement this week.

Her first statement was made Tuesday and the second one yesterday.

She made the announcement today after holding a meeting with security agencies at Government House.

— Phuket Gazette Editors

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Cambodia4 mins ago

10,000 Angkor Wat residents facing mass eviction

Thailand1 hour ago

Parents seek justice after 4 year old child dies after mysterious fall at school

Bangkok1 hour ago

Popcorn promotion: people capitalise on all you can eat

Sponsored1 day ago

Challenges of starting a business in Thailand as a foreigner

Crime1 hour ago

Violent criminals in Thailand to be tagged for 10 years after release to protect women

Chiang Mai2 hours ago

Chiang Mai farmers ordered not to move pigs to prevent African Swine Fever spread

Thailand3 hours ago

Truck overturns carrying 2,560 crates of beer in central Thailand

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Tourism3 hours ago

Bangkok’s most famous gruesome museum

Thailand3 hours ago

Driver surrenders to police after hit-and-run in Pattaya

Tourism4 hours ago

Thai immigration reports over 900,000 tourists in Phuket since May

Coronavirus World4 hours ago

UK summons Chinese ambassador after BBC journalist arrested covering Covid protests

Thailand4 hours ago

Qatar officials insist camel beauty contestants are cosmetic surgery free

Press Room4 hours ago

Blue Tree FREE DJ Warm-up Weekend to be held on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of December

World4 hours ago

Iranian Kurdish footballer released from jail

Hot News4 hours ago

Stock market share trades to be taxed in Thailand after being exempt for past 30 years

Press Room5 hours ago

CBD nutraceuticals market emerging in Thailand and globally

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending