PHUKET: Phuket protesters stand united in defying an order from Bangkok to re-open all government offices on February 6.

Chalerm Yoobamrung, caretaker Labor Minister and director of the Center for Maintaining Peace and Order, issued the order yesterday.

ďI donít care what Chalerm said, we are not under his control,Ē said Phuket protest leader Amnuay Kumban this morning.