02 Feb '11, 9am

DTN Singapore: Thai 'Yellow Shirts' vow protest after Cambodia verdict: Thai "Yellow Shirts" vowed to intensify

BANGKOK (AFP) - – Thai "Yellow Shirts" vowed to intensify protests in Bangkok after a high-profile nationalist activist was jailed for eight years in Cambodia, in a case that has raised border tensions. The group issued an ultimatum threatening to step up their rally in the capital after Veera Somkwamkid -- a former leader of the Yellow movement -- and his secretary were sentenced by a Cambodian court on Tuesday. "The Thai government has three days to comply with our demands, including bringing back those two people from Cambodia," spokesman Parnthep Pourpongpan said on Wednesday. Hundreds of Yellow Shirts have camped out around the government's compound since last week, demonstrating against its handling of a border dispute with neighbouring Cambodia, and the group plans a larger rally on Saturday. Despite relatively small numbers compared to their arch enemies -- the ant...

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