PAD told to remove ‘nasty’ billboard – Bangkok Post, May 13, 2011
The People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) must remove its campaign billboard stating “Don’t let [these] animals into parliament!” because it was “improper” and unauthorised, police said on Friday…
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PAD told to remove ‘nasty’ billboard
The People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) must remove its campaign billboard stating “Don’t let [these] animals into parliament!” because it was “improper” and unauthorised, police said on Friday.
Police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri said the “Vote No” campaign billboard put up near the PAD’s rally site on Ratchadamnoen Avenue was improper and must be removed. A verbal warning would be given to the PAD.
The billboard also has illustrations of men in suits whose heads are of various types of animals, said Pol Maj Gen Prawut.
This billboard, an advertisement, had not been approved by any of the proper government agencies.
Police would inform the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration about this illegal billboard and ask the Election Commission whether the act of putting up that election-related advertisement was also in contravention of election regulations, said Pol Maj Gen Prawut.
He also said copies of a list of about a 100 known hitmen along with their photos would be distributed to police stations across the country, as part of efforts to increase security in the run-up to the July 3 election.
The hitmen on the list were all wanted by police in connection with at least one previous murder, said Pol Maj Gen Prawut.