Thailand's government has rejected calls to postpone the election and said the February 2 poll "will go ahead", Reuters reports citing the deputy Prime Minister.
The decision to not postpone the election comes on a day when a police officer was killed after clashing with anti-government protesters in the country's capital, Bangkok.
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