// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Thailand imposes 60-day state of emergency

Thailand imposes 60-day state of emergency

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Thai government has imposed a 60-day state of emergency in the capital, Bangkok, and the surrounding provinces, from Wednesday, Jan 22, to cope with unrest, according to BBC News.

Anti-government protesters have been blocking parts of the capital to try to force PM Yingluck Shinawatra to resign.

The measure allows for curfews to be imposed, for suspects to be held without charge and media censorship. It also allows for bans of political gatherings and for parts of Bangkok to be declared off-limits.

The state of emergency was announced after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

"The cabinet decided to invoke the emergency decree to take care of the situation and to enforce the law," Deputy Prime Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said.

The protesters accuse the government of being run by exiled former leader Thaksin Shinawatra, the brother of the current prime minister.

Shinawatra has refused to resign and has called an election on 2 February to pacify the protesters.

Photo: Associated Press
Related links:
 Top stories
The report by Intcen, the EU intelligence centre, concluded that the coup was mounted by a range of opponents to Erdogan and his ruling AK Party.
The main part of the donation is for six surplus MiG-29 'Fulcrum' fighter aircraft, a long-standing requirement for the Serbian Air Force.
At the top of the list is Israel, whose tensions with Iran are high, particularly regarding the weapons deal with the US.
The strong scale-up of treatment has seen annual AIDS-related deaths drop by 45% to 1.1 mln in 2015 from a peak of about 2 mln in 2005.
Partner news