31 May '11, 10am

More than 150 Thai election candidates seek police protection (Straits Times)

More than 150 Thai election candidates seek police protection (Straits Times)

Bangkok - More than 150 candidates in Thailand's general election have sought police protection, officials said on Tuesday, reflecting fears the hard-fought campaign will bring fresh violence. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BANGKOK - MORE than 150 candidates in Thailand's general election have sought police protection, officials said on Tuesday, reflecting fears the hard-fought campaign will bring fresh violence. Police have assigned two police officers each to 151 ruling party and opposition politicians to guard them around the clock ahead of the July 3 poll, said police general Pongsapat Pongcharoen. The vote will be the first since Thailand was rocked by its deadliest political violence in decades last year, when more than 90 people died in a series of street clashes between armed police and opposition protesters. Last week police said they were seeking the 75 'most wanted' professi...

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