THAILAND:Jarupong cries foul as power, water cut at home BY ANTI GOVERNMENT PROTESTERS

BANGKOK, Jan 15 – Pheu Thai Party leader/caretaker Interior Minister Jarupong Ruangsuwan urged human rights agencies to protect his basic rights after electricity and water supply at his residence were cut by protesters.

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Anti-government demonstrators of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) today cut the water and electricity lines at Mr Jarupong’s residence on Soi Lat Phrao 19.

Mr Jarupong commented that water and electricity are basic needs to lead a normal life. He said it’s up to the public if they are fine with the fact that the PDRC shut all the basic facilities, create protests and block roads.

The caretaker minister asked if human rights organisations have awakened to protect the basic rights of the people to have water and electricity.

Mr Jarupong said he had sent his representative to lodge a complaint against the culprits.

“It’s alright. They cut it. We can fix it. This way, the country will go to a dark path and reach no solution. But if the cutting of electricity and water will bring about a general election, I have no problem with it,”  the caretaker minister said. (MCOT online news)

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