Thai Prime Minister Rejects Dissolving Parliament

The Prime Minister of Thailand struck down the calls of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) to dissolve parliament in 30 days, one of the demands forwarded so that they will return to the negotiating table.UDD-Crest

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva does not believe that the UDD, or the Red Shirts, is genuine with their proposal.

“I am not sure whether it is a serious offer. But I am confident that is not an answer for the country’s problems. I don’t get it,” the PM Vejjajiva said. He also said that House dissolution and new elections should be conducted at the right time and in a conducive environment. Then he stressed out that dissolving parliament in 30 days will not solve anything.

Some of the demands requested by the Red Shirts included lifting the state of emergency currently imposed in Bangkok and to accept responsibility for the deaths of protesters earlier this month.

The Red Shirts now believed that a military crackdown is possible after Vejjajiva rejected the demand.