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Thai PM Yingluck will stay in Bangkok through the "shutdown" but at a secret location

Published on Jan 12, 2014 5:17 PM
 
Thailand's embattled prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra will stay in Bangkok through the planned 'shutdown' of the capital on Monday, officials said. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

Thailand's embattled prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra will stay in Bangkok through the planned 'shutdown' of the capital on Monday, officials said.

Anti-government protesters were mobilising on Sunday ahead of the "shutdown" aimed at driving Ms Yingluck out of office and derailing a mid-term poll scheduled for Feb 2.

But in a measure of the volatility of the situation, Ms Yingluck's location will not be disclosed, top Cabinet ministers said at a briefing on Sunday.

Over 10,000 policemen and 8,000 army troops will be deployed in Bangkok to manage the protests, deputy prime minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul told reporters.

 
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