Emergency decree in South extended

Emergency decree in South extended

The decree for administration in emergency situations now in force in the three southern border provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat will be extended for another three months, from March 20 to June 19, National Security Council secretary-general Gen Somsak Rungsita said.

The NSC chief was speaking after a meeting on Monday of the committee for the administration of emergency situations chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.

The 59th extension of the decree was at the request of the forward headquarters of Internal Security Operation Command Region 4, following an assessment of the state of insurgency in the three border provinces, he said.

Gen Somsak said the meeting also discussed ways of increasing the efficiency of investigators handling security cases.

Gen Prawit instructed Isoc Region 4 and all security units in the three provinces to build up public confidence by conducting a thorough  assessment of the situation, taking the offensive in intelligence operations and ensuring justice in law enforcement, he added.

Do you like the content of this article?

Biggest currency rout since 1997 puts Asia central banks in bind

The surge in the dollar has set Asian currencies on course for their worst quarter since 1997 and created a dilemma for central bankers.


Thailand betting on dramatic 'boys' love' tourism boom

TOKYO: Thailand has begun a campaign to attract international tourists, and especially Japanese travellers, using the popularity of homegrown productions of "boys' love," or BL dramas, as a drawcard.


Govt to end special insurance coverage for Covid-19 patients

Medical services for Covid-19 patients must be paid for by their own or by pre-existing health insurance schemes after Thailand enters a post-pandemic stage on July 1, the government said.