Former PM Thaksin's legal adviser calls on protesters to stop harassing Thaksin's family

Noppadon Pattama, former PM Thaksin Shinawatra's legal adviser, yesterday called on protest leaders to stop harassing members of Thaksin's family.

This is after Thaksin's ex-wife, Pojaman na Pombejra, was unexpectedly surrounded by a group of whistle-blowing PDRC supporters led by the husband-wife team, Taya and Nataphol Teepsuwan, while shopping at the Emporium department store on Sukhumvit.

A clip of the "whistle-blowing attack" was posted on YouTube and shown at the PDRC stage on Wednesday night.

In the clip, Pojaman is seen quickly walking away, with her bodyguards. She encountered the whistle-blowing group while coming out of a shop, and the group followed her and her guards down the escalator to the parking lot, continuing to blow whistles until she got into her van. One member of the protest group was also seen pushing one of Pojaman's guards.

Noppadon said PDRC leader Suthep Thaugsuban should warn Taya and Nataphol to stop threatening other people before their action divides the society further.

"Blowing whistles at people is harmful as well as a violation of people's rights. It can also be seen as intimidation," he said, adding that the number of people who love Pojaman is far higher than the total number of people in the "elite" regime.