Thai PM says rejects compromise offer by protesters

BANGKOK, April 24 (BestGrowthStock) – Thai Prime Minister Abhisit
Vejjajiva rejected on Saturday a new, compromise offer by
anti-government “red shirt” demonstrators to end weeks of
increasingly violent protests in return for early polls.

The red-shirted supporters of ousted former premier Thaksin
Shinawatra said on Friday they would end a three-week
occupation of Bangkok’s ritzy shopping district if the
government dissolved parliament and announced elections in 30
days, softening a previous demand for an immediate dissolution.

Asked by reporters if he had accepted the proposal, Abhisit
replied “No, I don’t”.

“They keep saying they will escalate the situation. That’s
why the government cannot consider the proposal.”
(Reporting by Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat. Editing by Jason
Szep)

Thai PM says rejects compromise offer by protesters