Thai PM says state of emergency still needed

19:04, June 08, 2010      

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Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Tuesday that the enforcement of the state of emergency is still necessary, according to a Thai News Agency (TNA) report.

"The Center for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) is still closely monitoring the anti-government group of United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD)," Abhisit said.

It is said that the UDD protestors could possibly stage a new anti-government rally.

From April 7, the emergency rule has been imposed in several provinces, including Thailand's capital Bangkok, giving police and army expanded powers to control the then anti-government protests.

In a bid to ensure security, the state of emergency's enforcement has been maintained though the anti-government protests ended on May 19. The protests caused tremendous losses and damages to the country.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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