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Indian facing deportation says will back Thai protests

Last Updated: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 23:57

Bangkok: A leading Indian businessman facing deportation from Thailand today said he would continue to participate in anti-governement protests despite the action taken against him.

Satish Seghal, former president of the India-Thai Business Association, was speaking to protesters for the first time at Pathumwan intersection here after the Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) decided on Monday to deport him for joining the anti-government People`s Democratic Reforms Committee (PDRC).

Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban also spoke in support of Seghal, Bangkok Post reported. Sehgal said he would continue to go on anti-government platforms despite the caretaker government`s move to deport him.

The PDRC has been holding protests across Bangkok for the past two months calling for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down.
Earlier, Sehgal had said that he stopped speaking at opposition-backed anti-government rallies after the state of emergency was invoked last month.
Seghal, who has been living in Thailand for more than 50 years but still holds an Indian passport, was an advisor to many former ministers, including those in the administration run by former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, Yingluck`s brother.


First Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 23:57

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