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Plans and counter plans for chaos in the capital in January 13th

Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban took to the stage at Rajadamnoen on Thursday to outline his plans to shut down Bangkok to put increased pressure on the government.

He has called for a mass rally on the 13th of January, he told the cheering crowds “I do not want Thailand to become a failed state. Our mass rally will demonstrate that the Yingluck government which is under the Thaksin regine is corrupted and has never done anything to serve the people of this country”.

He has asked his supporters to take to the streets and set up their own stages at intersections in the capital and to stand suthepup and air their opinions.

Suthep plans for the people to show their power and their rejection of the Yingluck government and has plans to cut the electricity and water to government offices however he said that private homes will be unaffected by this action and public busses, sky trains and planes will be allowed to run. He will also ensure there are road lanes available for the emergency services.

Meanwhile caretaker transport minister Chadchart Sittipunt has mapped out a plan to prepare for transport routs for business in the event of road blockages on the 13th and has instructed Chusak Kewi, the ministry’s deputy permanent secretary to take charge of managing goods transport to Klong Toei Port and Suvarnabhumi airport.

He plans to encourage people to use public transport instead of personal vehicles and has promised more parking areas for commuters wishing to use mass transit systems such as the BTA Sky Train and the Airport link

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