THAILAND : Anti-government protesters plan to shut down Government’s Savings Bank head office

THAI PBSAnti-government protesters plan to shut down Government’s Savings Bank head office today and mark the state-owned Krung Thai Bank as the possible next target.

Mr Suthep Thaugsuban, secretary-general of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee, told protesters at the Pathumwan protest site on Sunday night that he had received a letter from employees of GSB claiming that the bank’s board might lend money to the government to repay dissenting rice farmers.

The GSB is the piggy bank of children and the elderly so there is a need to protect the bank from the government, said the protest leader, adding that protesters will march to the bank’s head office on Paholyothin road today to shut it down.

He also warned that the Krung Thai Bank could be the next target if the bank’s board agrees to lend the government the needy cash for use to pay the farmers for their harvests pledged under the rice pledging scheme since last October.

2.17 หน้าธนาคารออมสิน สนญ. @priao_priao 12.17 in front of the Government Savings Bank headquarters @priao_priao.
2.17 หน้าธนาคารออมสิน สนญ. @priao_priao
12.17 in front of the Government Savings Bank headquarters @priao_priao.

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