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Thailand to keep state of emergency

06-30-2010 09:43 BJT

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Thailand's security committee suggests its government should continue imposing a State of Emergency in the nation's capital, Bangkok, and 23 other provinces.

An assessment of the situation will be made by the Thai government before the State of Emergency's 3-month term of enforcement expires on July 7th.

Officials believe the recent bombings in Bangkok are linked to the anti-government "Red Shirts," many of whom have refused to admit defeat.

Analysts say there could be more violence during a July 25th by-election in the capital city's Constituency 6.

The National Security Council says the emergency law is still necessary, as the situation has not fully returned to normal.

The State of Emergency was imposed on April 7th in 24 of Thailand's 76 provinces. It empowers police officers and army personnel to control anti-government protests.

The "Red Shirt" demonstrations came to an end on May 19th.


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