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Democrat’s senior members to join People’s Army protests

Posted by Rattana_S On August - 19 - 2013

Key Democrat Party figures have been given the green light by the party leader to join the street rallies against the government as well as the so-called “Thaksin regime”.

Opposition Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said the People’s Army rally against “Thaksin’s regime” is being held lawfully as they wanted to make social changes.

In an interview with the Blue Sky TV Channel Monday, Abhisit said, “So, it’s good if we can support them,” he said, referring to some Democrat leaders who took to the People’s Army stage in Lumpini Park on Sunday.

Democrat MP Nipit Intarasombat had also met leaders of the anti-government People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) last week to discuss the political situation.

“Their opinions might be different from ours, but at least parties who disagree with this government are joining forces,” he said.

Leaders from the Democrat Party and PAD would also discuss the amnesty bill and moves to amend the Constitution, he said.

On Facebook, former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij said that after receiving messages from MP friends, he agreed to join the rally at Lumpini Park on Sunday.

“A reporter asked me what I thought about Democrats joining hands with PAD. I said it was good, because such discussions are good for society,” Korn’s Facebook post said. “We should speak to all parties. I have talked with redshirt people and discovered that many have similar viewpoints to ours. Thais may have different colours, but we are the same,” he said.

Apart from the party big wigs, Democrat partlist MPs Kalaya Sophonpanich and Kasit Piromya also joined the rally on Sunday.

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