Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said in his “Confidence in Thailand with PM Abhisit” weekly programme on NBT on Sunday morning that the government is trying to seek the release of seven Thais being held in Cambodia.
“It is the government’s duty to do everything to bring the seven Thai back to Thailand without any effect on the country’s sovereignty”, Mr Abhisit said.
The Thais were arrested on charges of illegal entry into Cambodia and encroaching on a restricted military area.
Core leaders of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) were meeting at Baan Phra Arthit to discuss ways to pressure the government to rapidly help free the seven detained Thais, including their colleague Veera Somkwamkid.
Chaiwat Sinsuwong, core leader of the Thai Patriots Network, said on Sunday morning that the yellow shirt people group had sent seven lawyers, led by Garun Saingam, to Phnom Penh to work as legal advisor to Mr Veera and other Thais.
Mr Chaiwat insisted that the yellow-shirts will continue rallying in front of Government House until the seven Thais are freed.