Police alerted to Friday rally of red shirts - Bangkok Post, July 30, 2009
State-run media outlets to remind about improper petition for a royal pardon - The Nation, July 30, 2009
Pardon fight gains pace - Pressure grows on PM to stop petition drive - Bangkok Post, July 30, 2009
...He said some privy councillors who were former military top brass had questioned why the government and the military were doing nothing to stop the red shirts from submitting the petition.
They viewed the petition as an attempt to possibly drag the monarch into politics and put pressure on him.
A Privy Council source said Gen Prem had raised the issue of the red shirts' petition at the Privy Council meeting on Tuesday. However, the Royal Household Bureau yesterday denied the council had discussed the issue.
The bureau's comments were seen as an attempt to protect the Privy Council from attack for interfering in politics...
Red-shirts gather at Sanam Luang - Bangkok Post, July 31, 2009
...A UDD source said the last day of the signature gathering campaign for the petition would get underway at noon and end at midnight. Thaksin was expected to phone in to address his supporters tonight...