Thai gov't to review enforcement of emergency decree

19:53, July 05, 2010      

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The government's Center for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) is going to meet on Monday evening to consider lifting the emergency decree in some areas, Deputy Prime Minister overseeing security affairs Suthep Thaugsuban said on Monday.

The Bangkok Post quoted Suthep as reporting on its website that the CRES meeting's outcome will be recommended to the weekly cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Suthep is also the CRES director.

The state of emergency was invoked on April 7 in Bangkok and extended to 23 other provinces of Thailand's 76 provinces, to deal with the then anti-government protests of the "Red-shirt".

Though the anti-government protests ended on May 19, the Thai government has still maintained its enforcement of the state of emergency in order to ensure security for the public.

The death toll from a series of violent clashes between the " Red-shirt" protesters and troops during March 12 to May 19 stood at 88 as some 1,885 others were wounded.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:黄硕)

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