Sunday, May 30, 2010

Curfew lifted

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The government has ended the curfew in Bangkok and 23 other provinces.
Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said the decision followed assurances from security forces that they had regained control following recent riots and a deadly crackdown in Bangkok and some other provinces that left 85 dead in the capital.
The curfew, which had been in place since May 19, ended at 4am yesterday.
It was first imposed after many buildings were set on fire after the government launched security operations to disperse the red shirt protesters at the Ratchaprasong intersection on May 19.
Mr Abhisit, however, said the state of emergency which was introduced on April 7 remains in force in Bangkok and the 23 other provinces.
Interior Minister Chavarat Charnvirakul yesterday expressed confidence that security forces can control the political situation, especially in the four hotspot northeastern provinces of Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen and Mukdahan.

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