The People’s Alliance for Democracy has called for speeding up of the investigations into police’s clash with yellow-shirt protesters on October 7 last year and the assassination attempt against the group’s core leader.
Leaders of the People’s Alliance for Democracy, including Chamlong Srimuang, Somsak Kosaisuk, Piphob Thongchai and Suriyasai Katasila, held a press conference this afternoon to spell out the group’s stand on the two issues.
They said they will meet the National Anti-Corruption Commission chairman tomorrow to ask about the delay in the investigation into the clash between police and PAD demonstrators in front of Parliament building on October 7 last year.
The anti-graft panel was questioned about the agency’s independence and whether there is an ulterior motive behind the delay of the investigation because the agency did not launch an indictment over the case despite investigation results which revealed that many state officials were negligent regarding the incident.
The PAD leaders discussed the progress on the investigation into the attempt to assassinate Sondhi Limthongkul after deputy national police chief Police General Thani Somboonsap revealed that the probe was obstructed by influential figures.
The group called on Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy Suthep Thaugsuban to show their stance on this issue by proving to the public that the country’s juridical procedure can be trusted.
They added that PAD core leaders are still active although some of them have to help the newly-established New Politics Party.
As an adviser to the State Railway of Thailand labor union, New Politics acting leader Somsak Kosaisuk said the strike by the labor union was meant to protect the country’s benefit and the move had nothing to do with the New Politics Party.