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.
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