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Thai PM Calls Parliament To Discuss Anti-Government Protests

Thailand's Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, who has refused to resign despite pressure from protesters, has called parliament to discuss continuing anti-government demonstrations in the capital, Bangkok. The protesters are led by a conservative group, the People's Alliance for Democracy. Sundaravej indicated the situation was such that neither his government nor the courts could resolve the problem.

The special session of both houses of parliament is slated for Sunday afternoon. Sundaravej made the announcement in his weekly radio broadcast indicating the parliament was the best choice for finding a solution to the situation. The PM said he was not afraid to take emergency measures though he was concerned about the chaos in the country.

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