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Thai Junta Lifts Curfew

Thailand's Army commander Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, left, arrives at the Royal Thai Army Club in Bangkok, Thailand, June 13, 2014.
Thailand's Army commander Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, left, arrives at the Royal Thai Army Club in Bangkok, Thailand, June 13, 2014.
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Thailand's military government lifted a curfew nationwide on Friday, citing the absence of any violence and the need to support the country's tourism sector.

"As the situation has improved and there have been no incidents that can lead to violence ... and in order to improve tourism, the curfew will be lifted in all remaining provinces,'' the ruling military council said in a televised announcement.

The curfew had been in place from midnight to 4:00 a.m. in 47 provinces including the capital Bangkok. It had lifted the curfew in 30 provinces, which include the country's main tourist hotspots, over the past week.
 

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by: joseph effiong from: calabar - nigeria
June 13, 2014 11:49 PM
Military dictatorship.


by: joseph effiong from: calabar - nigeria
June 13, 2014 11:49 PM
Military dictatorship.


by: Nathan from: Abuja
June 13, 2014 9:52 PM
The lifting of curfew in thailand is a welcome devolepment.

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