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Thailand strengthens security in capital during election

English.news.cn   2014-02-02 09:23:24

BANGKOK, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- Thai First Army Area deployed troops to watch over 10 district offices in capital Bangkok during general election on Sunday.

The 10 districts include Sai Mai, Don Mueang, Bang Kapi, Wang Thonglang, Lak Si, Bang Na, Bang Bon, Suan Luang, Min Buri and Bueng Koom.

Thailand's general election kicked off at 8 a.m. local time Sunday, amid concerns of possible violence and bloodshed due to disruption from anti-government protesters.

Some 165 policemen from Chiang Mai are guarding around caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinwatra's residence in front of the polling station inside Hor Lamchiak School, where Yingluck cast her vote.

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BANGKOK, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Arrest warrants have been announced for three Thai anti-government protesters who interfered advance voting on Jan. 26, including a People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) leader.

Thai Criminal Court has approved arrest warrants for PDRC leader Issara Somchai, a man known as "Little Saddam", and another man who was photographed trying to strangle a man who had tried to cast his vote on Jan. 26. Full story

Thai caretaker PM urges protesters not to block voting

BANGKOK, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday appealed anti-government protesters not to block voting during the Feb. 2 general election.

Otherwise, Thailand will be viewed as an undemocratic country, Yingluck was quoted by the Nation newspaper as saying. Full story

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