Thai protest leader says willing to talk with PM

Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban addresses anti-government protesters as they rally outside the national police headquarters in downtown Bangkok on February 26, 2014.

Thai anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban said on Thursday he was willing to appear in a live TV debate with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, after weeks of refusing any form of talks.

"I'm ready to be the people's representative and talk politics with Yingluck," he told supporters. "Just tell me when and where."

"Give us two chairs and a microphone and transmit it live on television so the people can see."