Thailand’s Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) on January 27 said anti-government leader Suthep Thaugsuban will be arrested soon and advised him to surrender.

According to CMPO, Suthep, secretary-general of the protesting People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), will be arrested on charge of leading an insurrection, not for leading the anti-government protests.
The protest leader is now wanted under a court-approved arrest warrant.

Earlier, Suthep has called on soldiers to protect anti-government protesters following the deadly shooting of a core leader of one of the PDRC's allied groups.

As many as 45 of the 50 polling stations set up in Bangkok for advanced voting on January 26 were shut down, while voting process in 10 other provinces was interrupted because of anti-government protesters.-VNA