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Prime minister vows to tough it out

Published 17/08/2008

Thailand's Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, under attack from even members of

his own party, says he will not resign or dissolve Parliament.

Mr Samak's latest woes come from nearly 200 members of his own People's Power

Party who are criticising him for allowing police to put up ``wanted'' posters

for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife.

The Supreme Court has issued warrants for the couple's arrest after they fled

the country to England, contending that they couldn't get fair trials in

Thailand in a number of cases involving alleged corruption and abuse of power.

Mr Samak said that he would ``not bow to the call from protesters and several

other groups of people urging me to sign or dissolve the House.''

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