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Thai protest leader vows to win or die

Updated: 2013-11-29 07:03
By Jocelyn Gecker in Bangkok, Thailand ( China Daily)

A few years ago, Suthep Thaugsuban was a suit-and-tie-wearing deputy prime minister of Thailand and a senior executive of the country's oldest political party.

Today, the 64-year-old career politician has ditched his office attire, distanced himself from the opposition Democrat Party and found a new calling as a street fighter.

Suthep is the mastermind of Thailand's latest round of street protests and has vowed to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra by taking over every government ministry.

Thai protest leader vows to win or die