BANGKOK – THAILAND’S Premier said on Thursday that emergency rule, imposed during mass opposition protests in the capital, was likely to be lifted in many provinces next month.
The emergency decree, in place across about a third of the country, including Bangkok, is due to expire on July 7. The cabinet will decide whether to extend it based on the advice of security officials.
‘I believe that the state of emergency is likely to be lifted in many areas,’ Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva told reporters.
The government has indicated it is likely to keep the state of emergency in the capital, despite calls from the opposition for the law to be revoked for a by-election in Bangkok scheduled for July 25.