Thai PM warns citizens of opposition Red Shirts "terrorist behaviour"

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Bangkok, April 27 (ANI): At a meeting attended by governors of 61 provinces, Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has requested them to inform the residents of their constituencies of the " terrorist behaviour" of some Red Shirt leaders.

Vejjajiva urged the governors to reassure their constituents that while the government will not curb their freedom of expression, it would block instigative violence and distortion of facts.

Following the two-our meeting, acting government spokesman Panithan Wattanayakorn said that Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thangsubam who is also the director of the Centre for the Resolution of Emergency Situations, had told the assembled that the political situation has become a threat to national security, the Bangkok Post reports.

Mr Chatree Yooprasert, secretary-general of the Association of Provincial Administrative Organisations said, "What is certain is that the government is wrong. This government has long lost its legitimacy to run the country. They should either resign or dissolve the House to solve the country's crisis."

He said that the government must stop interfering with the media and allow it to function freely.He said that the Prime Minister's requests was an attempt to pressurise local bodies. (ANI)

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