Prayut says he's preparing to lift emergency measures in Bangkok


This handout photo from the Royal Thai Government taken and released on October 16, 2020 shows Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha speaking at a press conference at the Government House in Bangkok while cabinet ministers look on following a cabinet meeting. - AFP

BANGKOK (Reuters): Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Wednesday (Oct 21) he was preparing to lift emergency measures in Bangkok, which were imposed to stop protests, and that disputes should be settled through Parliament.

The emergency measures, imposed last Thursday, had prompted further demonstrations by tens of thousands of people.

"I will make the first move to de-escalate this situation. I am currently preparing to lift the state of severe emergency in Bangkok and will do so promptly if there are no violent incidents," he said in pre-prepared remarks ahead of an address due to be delivered at 7pm (local time).

"We must now step back from the edge of the slippery slope that can easily slide to chaos," he said.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Thailand , Prayut , emergency , lift

   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

100% readers found this article insightful

Next In Aseanplus News

Philippines named world’s top dive destination, Intramuros is top tourist attraction
China should further open up finance sector, PBOC official says
Indonesia police hunt suspected militants after four killed; 7 terrorist suspects arrested thus far
Singapore: No need to rely on one Covid-19 vaccine; 6 cases on Saturday (Nov 28) - only one local
Covid-19: 1,315 new cases reported, four fatalities bring death toll to 354
Record catch: Myanmar military seizes US$634mil worth of narcotic drugs; Covid-19 cases surges above 86,000
Prime Minister: Asean-China ties keep positive growth
Thailand: Deep political divide taking a toll on even familial bonds; govt confirms local Covid-19 case on Saturday (Nov 28)
Philippines: Govt advises people to avoid 'buffet-style' celebrations during holiday season; Covid-19 total almost 428,000
Hishammuddin expresses gratitude to India, says reduced import duty will benefit oil palm smallholders

Stories You'll Enjoy