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112 Emergency Number Dropped to Avoid Confusion with Lese Majeste

BANGKOK — Thailand’s military government has chosen 911 as the country’s new emergency service number, instead of the alternative 112, which was dropped because of its connection to the draconian law that outlaws criticism of the Thai monarchy.

Maj.Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd, a government spokesperson, said the new number will cover all emergency services, whereas Thailand currently has separate hotlines for different authorities – for instance, 191 for police, 199 for firefighters, and 1155 for tourist police.

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