On 14th January 2014 at Phuket Provincial Hall, a large group of anti-government protestors joined the Phuket branch of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee gathered there in support of the ongoing “Shut Down Bangkok” protest which is urging caretaker PM Yingluck Shinawatra to resign from her position and demanding reforms for the country’s before the general election supposedly taking place on 2nd February 2014.
Last night, Phuket Vice Governor – Khun Sommai Preechasil pais a visit to the protest site to listen to speeches delivered by Phuket representatives of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee. Khun Sommai said that the people had their right to protest as if an election is held as scheduled the problems will not end and the country will be back in the same position it was in before. She also advised that she agrees that reforms should take place before the election. She, as a Thai person, and as a government official, has the right to join the demonstrations to help the protesters in their bid to over throw the caretaker government.