CRES and the army make the decisions

12 11 2010

In our post yesterday on poster boy for the regime Abhisit Vejjajiva and bailed red shirts, PPT linked to an article in the Bangkok Post where Abhisit was also cited as saying “The emergency decree still in force in Bangkok and adjacent provinces could be lifted before January because the overall siutation has improved…”.

Abhisit has now been set straight. The power is with the military and the Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situations. The Bangkok Post reports that “Supreme Commander Songkitti Jaggabatara said CRES will decide the appropriate time to lift the emergency decree from Bangkok and adjacent provinces.” He continued: “The situation right now is normal, but to revoke the emergency decree potentially dangerous incidents must first be dealt with and state agencies must be able to work normally…”. And added:  “The CRES is the centre that coordinates with different ministries and departments and will determine when the emergency decree should be lifted.”

It seems that the “poster boy” is ever more clearly seen to be dominated by the older men who really run the country and the armed forces.



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12 11 2010
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