Emergency decree extended in Thai Deep South

June 20, 2012
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CHON BURI, Thailand – The government on Tuesday approved another three-month extension of the emergency decree for the insurgency-stricken Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat provinces, local media reported.

The decree will be extended to September 19th.

According to MCOT Online, the Thai Cabinet instructed the Internal Security Operations Command to gather information on the number of attacks, security issues and official operations over the next three months to see if the decree can be reviewed in any district.

Previously called the Executive Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations, the decree first came into effect July 19th, 2005. It has been renewed every three months since.

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