Monday, September 8, 2008


BANGKOK, Sept 7 (Bernama) -- Thailand's political stalemate is set to prolong after Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej vowed to remain in office and used his weekly television address today to bash the anti-government People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) leaders.

Despite repeated calls for his resignation by the PAD and other groups bent on seeing him thrown out of office, the 73-year-old premier said he would stay in power to protect democracy and the monarch.

"I don't know what is their (PAD) intention but I will remain as prime minister," he said over NBT channel.

Samak, whose office was hijacked by PAD supporters on Aug 26 and currently operating from the Armed Forces headquarters, took the opportunity to slam the movement and its demands, which he said were unreasonable. – BERNAMA


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