Thailand’s Shinawatra appears to give in after week of Bangkok protests
On Thursday, with riot police and barbed wire blocking access to Bangkok’s Government House, demonstrators marched in opposition to a bill backed by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s ruling Pheu Thai Party. The measure would absolve all leaders and protesters involved in political unrest in Thailand since 2004 of any wrongdoing including the prime minister’s brother. prada handbags
“I want protesters to end the rally,” the prime minister said in a televised address. “My government was born from elections so we respect the will of the people.” She added that “protests affect the economy and hurt foreign investor confidence, and tourists will not dare to come.”
Many said a bill passed Friday in the lower house and scheduled for debate Monday in the Senate would have benefitted the prime minister’s brother, Thaksi prada handbags n Shinawatra, toppled by royalist generals in 2006. Since 2008, the former telecoms tycoon has lived in self imposed exile in Dubai to avoid prison for a corruption conviction in absentia that he called politically motivated, but many still consider him the de facto leader of his sister’s ruling Pheu Thai party. He once described his prime minister sister as his clone.
“There are 4,000 5,000 police to secure key government facilities,” National Police Chief Adul Saengsingkaew told rep prada handbags orters. “We will only use tear gas if protesters trespass into high security areas,” he added. “I am confident that everything is under control.”
On Wednesday, the prime minister’s Pheu Thai party had announced that it would not seek to force through the amnesty without approval by the upper house, where the speaker had predicted that senators would reject the bill. The party has also pledged to withdraw other bills related to a possible amnesty.
“We can solve it through negotiations,” the prime minister said. “I don’t want to see a drawn out rally because the amnesty bills were all canceled and government will not resist the will of the people prada handbags .”