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Thai gov't decides not to declare curfew in Bangkok

05-17-2010 08:05 BJT

BANGKOK, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The Thai government's Center for Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES) on Sunday decided not to impose a curfew in capital Bangkok right now, Aksara Kerdpol, the Army's assistant chief of staff, said.

Smoke rising from burning tyres is seen in Thai capital Bangkok May 16, 2010. The Thai government's Center for Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES) on Sunday decided not to impose a curfew in capital Bangkok right now, Aksara Kerdpol, the Army's assistant chief of staff, said. (Xinhua Photo)
Smoke rising from burning tyres is seen in Thai capital Bangkok May 16, 2010.
The Thai government's Center for Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES) on
Sunday decided not to impose a curfew in capital Bangkok right now, Aksara
Kerdpol, the Army's assistant chief of staff, said. (Xinhua Photo)

The government "now can control the situation," the Thai Army's assistant chief of staff told the nation during a live television program.

The curfew's imposition might negatively affect the normal life of the general public, he explained.

His address to the nation was made after a CRES meeting, starting from about 02:30 p.m., to decide whether it was essential to impose the curfew amid the ongoing anti-government rally in central Bangkok.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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