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Thailand extends curfew in capital, provinces

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Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) — The Thai government on Sunday extended a curfew in the capital and nearly a third of the country’s provinces for at least two more nights, but shortened the hours when residents are required to stay off the streets.

In his weekly television address, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said officials would extend the curfew, which had been scheduled to end Sunday morning. He said the curfew would stretch from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. — starting two hours later and ending an hour earlier than it had for the past three nights.

He said officials would review whether a curfew remained necessary in the coming days.

In his address, Abhisit repeated his push for national reconciliation. He said an independent fact-finding committee would review events that took place during the protests and officials would conduct a national survey to determine peoples’ needs and wishes.


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