The Thai Cabinet convened on Aug. 25 and agreed to impose the Internal Security Act (ISA) to maintain security and order during a rally planned by anti-government protesters for Aug. 30.

The ISA will be imposed in Dusit district, Bangkok , from Aug. 29-Sept. 1.

The cabinet approved the enforcement since intelligence agencies have learnt that core leaders of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) have reportedly planned to instigate unrest with the goal of bringing down the government, Thai Prime Minister's Office Minister Sathit Wongnongtaey told reporters after the meeting in Bangkok .

Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban, who is in charge of the enforcement of the ISA, said that the use of the act is to allow the government to take the strictest possible measures to ensure security in the capital city.

Based on the development of the demonstration, the government will decide whether to extend or expand the scale of imposed measures, he added.

Unlike previous demonstrations, the UDD declined to mention how long they plan the Aug. 30 mass rally will last.

Additionally, the ‘red-shirts,’ as UDD supporters are known, will gather at the Royal Plaza instead of the traditional place of Sanam Luang park and then march to the Government House, asking Prime Minister Abisit Vejjajiva to dissolve the lower house and pave the way for a new general election./.