Bangkok — Thailand’s anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban says he met with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the chiefs of the three armed forces on Sunday night, after a weekend of violent clashes in the capital.
Protest leader, Mr. Suthep said he told the prime minister her government lost legitimacy when it announced it would not accept the Constitution Court’s ruling on the amnesty bill, and that her resignation and a dissolution of the House were not enough.
He said he told the prime minister to return ruling mandate to the people, and that the people would like to set up a council to draft a new constitution before a new election is held.
He also told her that the anti-government protesters would not stop until it achieved the goal of drafting new rules for the nation, said reports.
Army Commander-in-chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha told Mr. Suthep and the prime minister that the armed forces does not want to see the people killed or injured, and that the armed forces would stand by the people.