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Police still assessing manpower required ahead of Yingluck ruling

Police will continue to assess the situation right up to August 25 before finalising a decision on how much law-and-order manpower would be deployed to ensure security ahead of the arrival of supporters of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose case in connection with her government’s rice-pledging scheme will be ruled upon that day.

The judgment is due to be delivered by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders. 
Pol Colonel Krisana Pattanacharoen said on Monday that the police were in the process of assessing the situation, and could not confirm at this point how much force they would need.
He said they would also look at the intentions of those planning to give moral support in person to the former PM before deciding whether to start any legal proceedings. 
Checkpoints will be set up as normal to ensure traffic order, but not to obstruct her supporters “from coming to town”, he added.

Published : August 07, 2017

By : The Nation