Thai soldiers confront with protesting Thai-Muslim villagers, top, during a protest outside Ingkhayuth military base in Pattani province, southern Thailand

Thai soldiers confront with protesting Thai-Muslim villagers, top, during a protest outside Ingkhayuth military base in Pattani province, southern Thailand Tuesday, May 8, 2007. Hundreds of villagers took part in the protest demanding Thai soldiers to release 24 suspected Muslim militants who are being kept at this base. Since a Muslim rebellion flared in Thailand's three southernmost provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat in early 2004, near-daily bombings, drive-by shootings and other attacks have killed more than 2,000 people. (AP Photo/Sumeth Parnpetch)

Emergency decree extended in restive South


BANGKOK, 16th December 2017 (NNT) – The Thai government has decided to extend the emergency decree in the violence-torn South for another three months.

An emergency situation management meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, agreed to extend the enforcement of the Executive Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations for another three months to deal with unrest in southern border provinces of Narathiwat, Yala, and Pattani.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Thammarat Thadaphrom,
Rewriter: Rodney McNeil
National News Bureau of Thailand

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