Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Thursday night appeared on national television to brief the public on reasons behind the government’s decision to impose the Internal Security Act, saying law and order must be preserved.
The announcement was broadcast via the Television Pool of Thailand shortly before 9pm, with English translation text on the screen.
The prime minister said the ISA is effective from Thursday until Nov 30, covering the rally of the Pitak Siam group and rallies by pro-government groups. She insisted public gatherings and protests must be peaceful, without the use of weapons and within the boundaries of the law.
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