PHUKET: Island protesters on the path to political war, armed with only a mourning gift and whistles, forced the Phuket Election Commission (PEC) to close MP registration ahead of schedule, leaving zero candidates put forward to represent the province.

“We don’t want to have an election on February 2,” said former Rassada Mayor Suratin Liangudom, who led the protest this morning. “Yingluck Shinawatra must resign from all her work in politics, and the protesters in Bangkok must succeed in the formation of the People’s Council before any elections are held.

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