Police shut down UDD’s anti-cheating centre and cancels planned press conference

Police forcibly shut down the centre to prevent cheating in the referendum of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship and cancelled a planned press conference scheduled Sunday morning of the group at Imperial Lat Phrao department store.

The cancellation of the press conference led to the live broadcast of the event through its affiliated TV channel planned by the UDD.

UDD chairman Jatuporn Promphan accused Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha of backtracking on his earlier promise not to close down the anti-cheating centre. He asked the media to check the prime minister’s remarks on the centre on the previous three occasions with the recent fourth remark made after his return from India to find out that the latter’s words cannot be trusted.

“The NCPO can only seize our premise and sign boards, but we will press ahead with our mission for democracy,” said Jatuporn.
He went on saying that the UDD’s anti-referendum cheating centres would be transformed into centres to receive complaints about cheating.

The UDD, he added, will on Monday lodged a petition with the United Nations at the Escap office.