The National Security Council is not concerned with the activities of the pro-election movement unless there are “third hand” elements to stir up troubles, said NSC secretary-general General Wallop Raksanoh on Monday(Feb 19).
However, he said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha had ordered to NSC to keep a close watch on the movement and two other groups of people to make sure that the situation is under control and there is no interference from “third hand” elements.
As for the pro-election activists, the NSC chief said that their activities, so far, are peaceful and have attracted limited interest among the public.
The two other groups of people under the radar of security officials are fugitive former prime ministers Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra and former Pheu Thai MPs.
The pro-election group has vowed to carry on their activities to call for an election within this year in March and May in defiance of the junta’s order against illegal public gatherings.