Emergency decree extended in South for 72nd time

Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) officers examine the blast site in Yala’s Bannang Sata district on May 12, 2023. One army ranger was killed and three other ranger volunteers wounded in the bomb attack. (Photo supplied)

The emergency decree in force in most of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat provinces will be extended for another three months, from June 20 to Sept 19.

The 72nd extension of the decree was agreed upon at a meeting of the Emergency Situation Admnistration Committee on Thursday to discuss the situation in the three border southernmost border provinces. The meeting was chaired by outgoing Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.

The committee agreed to extend the use of the emergency decree in the far South, with the…

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