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Military officers intimidated a politician from Pheu Thai Party, warning him over his criticisms towards the junta, while on the same day, visiting an anti-establishment red shirt campaigning against the controversial draft charter.  

Daily News and Matichon Online reported that 10 military officers at 4 pm on Monday, 14 March 2016, visited Anusorn Iamsaard, deputy spokesperson of Pheu Thai Party, at the station of TV 24, a TV station affiliated with the red shirt, in Lat Phrao District, Bangkok.

The officers contacted him via phone earlier, informing Anusorn that they wanted to see him.

During the discussion which lasted about one hour, military officers warned Anusorn to watch his words, saying that Thai politics is now in transition and that biased criticisms could lead to conflicts.

Anusorn, however, maintained that he only voiced constructive comments towards the military government.

On the same day, Anurak Jentawanit, a leader of a red shirt group called ‘Ford Red Path’, posted a status on his facebook profile that military and police officers visited him at his house at around 4 pm.

The officers visited him after he and two other red shirts earlier on Sunday held an activity to campaign against the controversial draft charter at Wongwian Yai, Bangkok.

During the Sunday activity, the three red shirts were wearing t-shirts with a simple message reads ‘vote no’ and were distributing stickers with the same message. The military did not intervene in the activity, which was held by the group for the fifth time.

Last week, Anurak held similar activity at Victory Monument in Bangkok, but it had to be cancelled after police officers intervened and ordered to group to abort the activity.

Anurak and fellow red shirts were then taken to a police station, but were released later without charges.

Military officers visited Anurak Jentawanit, a leader of a red shirt group called ‘Ford Red Path’, who has been campaigning against the controversial draft constitution on 14 March 2016 (Photo from Anurak Jentawanit's facebook profile)

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