Thai gov't to consider revocation of emergency decree in early Oct.

17:06, September 22, 2010      

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Deputy Prime Minister for security affairs and director of the Center for the Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES) on Wednesday said the Cabinet will consider whether to extend or revoke the imposition of the emergency decree on October 5.

He said he has already instructed CRES as well as other concerned agencies to provide assessment on situations in Bangkok and other 6 provinces to the Cabinet.

According to the deputy PM, the emergency decree is going to due on October 5; therefore, the Cabinet meeting is bound to decide whether to revoke the decree or not.

The government had imposed emergency decree in Bangkok and its vicinity since April 7 in the face of escalating anti-government rally in Bangkok by red-shirt movement before extending to include 23 provinces over all as the situation deteriorated. Although the government revoked the decree in some provinces, it remains in effect in Bangkok and other 6 provinces.

The imposition of emergency decree is regulated for reconsideration by the Cabinet on the basis of every 90 days.

Source: Xinhua


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