PM: Govt ready to lift ISA
- Published: 25/11/2012 at 11:21 AM
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The government is ready to lift the Internal Security Act (ISA) once security agencies give an assurance that the streets have completely returned to normal, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said before attending a House meeting for the censure debate on Sunday morning.
Ms Yingluck said security agencies were holding a meeting to assess the situation before reporting to the cabinet.
If they believe the situation has returned to normal, the government will then lift the ISA, she said, but did not mention an exact date.
The ISA was imposed by the government for the period Nov 22-30 to cope with the rally by the Pitak Siam group of Gen Boonlert Kaewprasit. Gen Boonlert, or Seh Ai, yesterday declared an end to the rally, reasoning that he did not want to see bloodshed.
Ms Yingluck said the Public Health Ministry had been instructed to take care of the protesters wounded in yesterday's clashes with police.
Those arrested would be treated with justice, she said.
The prime minister said she was pleased to see a quick end to the rally and thanked the people and authorities concerned for bringing the situation back to normal.
National Security Council (NSC) chief Paradorn Pattanthabutr echoed Ms Yingluck's comment, saying security agencies were holding a meeting to assess the situation.
The ISA might be lifted by the government on either Nov 26 or Nov 27, he said.
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