May, 10 2014,
At 13.00 hrs., the Center for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO) informed the press on the CAPO statement number 6:
The CAPO is a special body established under the 2008 Internal Security Act on Bangkok and the vicinity with a duty to maintain peace and order in all dimensions by integrating forces with the military, the police and the government agencies concerned. It has been already clear that Mr.Suthep Thaugsuban and leaders of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) have violated the law continuously in several cases. Recently, the Office of the Attorney-General has issued prosecution orders against 51 person in various severe cases such as instigating the public to violate the law and obstructing the election.
Following the prosecution orders by the Office of the Attorney-General on Mr.Suthep and his fellows which most of the cases are related to the money laundering, the CAPO has instructed the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) to take legal action and proceed with the seize the assets of Mr.Suthep and other offenders. Moreover, Mr.Suthep has been also involved with several cases such as the killing of 99 person in 2011, corruption in police stations construction, corruption in election in Surat Thani Province, and trespassing land at Khao Paeng. Mr.Suthep has used the mass to protect himself from being arrested. The CAPO condemned actions of Mr.Suthep and his associates.
Following the blockading of television broadcasting stations by the PDRC and intimidating executives and directors of those channels to not broadcast news from the government side but to only broadcast the PDRC demonstrations, the CAPO considered such action as a media threatening. In addition, the trespassing at the Government House by the PDRC is not only a law violation but also damaging the nation.
Following the demonstration of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) which has already begun, the CAPO wished to encourage the public to use their consideration before participating in the demonstrations either of the PDRC or the UDD as any who violates the law will face legal actions.
The statement was issued under the position of the CAPO without any contribution from the military.