Protesters at Sunday night's demonstration in Bangkok were told the call for one million people to join the anti-Thaksin movement in the streets would now be made next Sunday - a week earlier than planned.
PHUKET: In a speech to Bangkok protesters last night, Suthep Thaugsuban called for one million people to join the movement to end the corrupt influence of Thaksin Shinawatra in Thailand.
He called especially for government workers to join the protest and ''shake off the control'' of the Thaksin system.
Although the former Prime Minister has been living in exile from Thailand since 2006, he is said to have a say in many senior appointments and run government policy.
Khun Suthep called on the ''good staff' working under people who were Thaksin-sanctioned appointees to protest on November 30.
In his speech, Khun Suthep claimed that every policeman appointed as a superintendent had to pay between 10 million and 20 million baht, without having a say in where they would be posted.
''The decision is made by Thaksin,'' Khun Suthep said. ''If you don't believe me, go ask the chief of police.''
The fugitive Prime Minister also made decisions about provincial governors and many other key administrators, Khun Suthep said. He was speaking an the main stage at the Ratchadamnoen Road protest site.
Other measures have also been proposed, as well as the million people street protest.
These include a boycott of products and services associated with the Shinawatra family - a list has been posted online - and a campaign to impeach the 310 MPs who voted in favor of the now-discredited amnesty bill.
Khun Suthep and seven colleagues have resigned as MPs to battle to bring down Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and end her brother's powerful influence over Thailand.
The political plot in Thailand thickens next week with Red government supporters staging a three-day campaign in the streets leading up to a Constitutional Court decision on whether the ruling Pheu Thai party deserves to survive.
In social networks, people purporting to be Red officials are offering 1500 baht a day to readers to join their protest.
Former Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat, brother-in-law of Thaksin Shinawatra, departed Bangkok last week for Hong Kong with his wife.