Residents attend a rally to support election on Feb. 2 and protest against the planned "Bangkok shutdown" led by anti-government protester on Jan. 13 in Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 10, 2014. The Election Commission (EC) of Thailand urged the government to scrap the Feb. 2 election as it is doomed to fail, the EC said here on Friday. (Xinhua/Qin Qing)
Feb. 2 election doomed to fail: Thai Election Commission
BANGKOK, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- The Election Commission (EC) of Thailand urged the government to scrap the Feb. 2 election as it is doomed to fail, the EC said here on Friday.
The poll will not produce enough Member of Parliament (MP) for the House of Representatives to convene in the current situation, the EC said. Full story
Thai people worried about "shutdown": poll
BANGKOK, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Most people in Bangkok were concerned there could be violence if the anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) really shuts down the capital next Monday, Bangkok Poll reported here on Tuesday. The pollsters at the Bangkok University based their finding on interviews with 1,021 people in Bangkok aged 18 and up between Jan. 3 and Jan. 6. According to the poll, 60.4 percent of respondents said they were worried the "shutdown" movement could lead to violence. Full story