Thai protesters agree to talks with authorities

People's Alliance for Democracy protesters occupying Bangkok's main international airport have agreed to hold formal talks with the Thai authorities on November 29, according to news reports.

This agreement was reached after the two sides had spoken by telephone, Bangkok police Deputy Commander Major General Piya Sorntrakoon was quoted by news agencies as saying on November 28.

The talks will involve the governor of Samut Prakarn province where Suvarnabhumi airport is located, a representative of Airports of Thailand, the chairman of the national Human Rights Commission and the media.

According to Major General Piya, hundreds of police had also moved into position outside Suvarnabhumi airport but it was “not for a crackdown.”

On the same day, Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat sacked Police Commissioner-General Pol. Gen. Phatcharawat Wongsuwan. He was replaced by Police Inspector-General Pol. Gen. Prateep Tanprasert, news reports noted.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

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