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The army is ready to comply if the emergency decree now imposed in three southernmost border provinces is lifted, but doing this would weaken law enforcement by authorities, Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday. 

Gen Prayuth, the army chief, was responding to a comment by Lt-Gen Paradorn Pattanathabutr, the National Security Council (NSC) secretary general-designate, that security units would be instructed to re-assess the situation and lift the special law imposed in the three provinces plagued with insurgency.

He said if the emergency decree were lifted, changes would follow because the authorities would not be able to enforce the law immediately when an incident occurs.

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