BANGKOK, Dec 15 (NNN-TNA) – Thailand’s Emergency Situation Administration Committee (ESAC), chaired by Deputy Prime Minister, Prawit Wongsuwan, announced that, the state of emergency in Thailand’s restive southern border provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat, is to be extended for another three months, from Dec 20, for security reasons.
The ESAC decided to extend the decree on the grounds that the insurgents still have the capability to threaten security in the three provinces, and there are signs that they may resort to violence, said a statement by ESAC.
However, Prawit said, the state of emergency is enforceable across the three provinces, except in districts in Mae Larn and Mai Kaen of Pattani Province, Betong district of Yala Province and Su-ngai Kolok, Sukhirin and Si Sakhon districts of Narathiwat.
The ESAC statement also said that areas in the three provinces that are crucial to economic development, are exempted and are not inclusive in the state of emergency realm.– NNN-TNA
Source: NAM News Network