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

Military to maintain bunkers despite lifting of emergencyThe Nation / Phuket GazettePHUKET: The military will maintain its force and 176 street bunkers across Bangkok, even though the government has lifted the emergency decree.
A military source said the reason the government scrapped the state of emergency was not only because the Civil Court had put restrictions on its clamping down on anti-government protesters, rendering the emergency decree meaningless. Another reason was that "Thaksin supporters" wanted to gauge the military's power over maintaining its 176 bunkers on Bangkok's streets.

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