PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket's international community

CMPO considers lifting emergency decreeThe Nation / Phuket GazettePHUKET: It is believed that the Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) will seek government approval to lift the state of emergency and replace it with the Internal Security Act (ISA) this week.

National Security Council chief Paradorn Pattanatabut said yesterday that the government had to conform to the Civil Court's order as well as respond to the business sector's call to scrap the emergency decree due to the negative impacts on the economy. He added that the authorities might impose the ISA instead.

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