The British Ambassador Mr. Mark Kent has met with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at Government House to talk about the growing anti-government demonstrations and the seizures of the government offices. He conveyed that the British Government opposes the occupations of key government buildings and supports measures that will restore peace and democracy.
Thirty two countries have now issued warnings against travelling to Thailand and the foreign press is keeping a close eye on the political demonstrations. Foreign nationals living in Thailand have been advised to avoid protest prone areas. Despite government efforts of negotiation a number of protestors are staying put at many government offices, although there have been no serious clashes between police and protestors.
At the government complex in Nonthaburi a main stage has been set up with eating and drinking water zones. The path from the main road to the complex is lined with shops selling souvenirs and ready to eat meals.
Daranee Vejmongkol, a small business owner from Surat Thani confirmed that life at the Government Complex was very comfortable. She joined the Suthep Thaugsuban-led really at Democracy Monument on Sunday before she joined the march to the Finance Ministry and then the Government Complex. She said that on her first night she could only wash using a wet towel but in the new location she can take a shower. Having planned on only staying for two days she decided to stay on when she learned that the spikes had been laid on the road from Bangkok to the south and this made her and other members want to keep fighting until they win.
However despite the protests Yingluck Shinawatra breeed through the no-confidence debate with the votes of 297 against 134, meanwhile Mr. Suthep Thaugsuban, the core leader of the current protest said that he would wrap up his protests no later than November 30th.Stay updated with Samui Times by following us on Facebook.
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