Emergency law set to be lifted in South
- Published: 9/05/2013 at 03:30 PM
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The government is likely to lift the emergency decree in the far South in areas where the violence has significantly reduced, secretary-general of the National Security Council (NSC) Paradorn Pattanatabut said on Thursday.
The government-appointed centre for implementation of policies and strategies to solve problems in the southern border provinces would meet at 2pm on Friday to discuss lifting of the emergency law imposed over mosty of the restive South.
Lt Gen Paradorn said the meeting will consider whether it should be lifted from all areas of the three southernmost provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat, or only in particular districts.
The meeting will also discuss the five demands for peace talks made by the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) separatist group, he said.
Lt Gen Paradorn was speaking after an urgent meeting of security units called by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra after a number of bombs exploded in Pattani and Yala this morning.
He said the prime minister had instructed that security units should use peaceful means in settling the southern unrest problem, based on the rule of law.
The meeting also agreed to consider revoking arrest warrants local people claim were unjustly issued, to ensure a sense of justice in the far South.
The meeting authorised PM’s Office Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisal to oversee the campaign to publicise the government’s efforts to bring about peace and order in the far South.
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