Aug 2, 2013
Preemptive enforcement of Internal Security Act in Bangkok for 10 days
Thai government's recent accouncement on enforcement of Internal Security Act for 10 days in certain districts of Bangkok ahead of a planned anti-Thaksin white-mask peaceful demonstration on August 4, 2013, has lowered the Thai stock market today by 25 point (1.8 %).
A group of people had submitted a petition to National Human Right Commision office and National Ombudsman Office claiming the enforcement of the law by the 'mini cabinet' ahead of a planned peaceful demonstration is in violation against Thailand's constitution.
Bangkok Metropolitan Police reportedly prepared 35 police companies for mob control in areas surrounding parliament and government house ahead of the scheduled anti-government demonstration.