Emergency decree in Thailand’s South extended for 90 days

BANGKOK, June 5 – Promulgation of the emergency decree in Thailand’s Muslim-predominant southernmost provinces, due to expire on June 19, will be extended for 90 days, the National Security Council (NSC) chief said today.

Lt Gen Paradorn Patanatabut said the emergency decree will, however, be replaced by the more lenient Internal Security Act, in five southern districts including Mai Kaen district of Pattani, Sukhirin and Waeng districts of Narathiwat, Kabang and Betong districts of Yala.

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