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Government assures emergency will be lifted

Jun 13. 2020
Suporn Atthawong
Suporn Atthawong
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By The Nation

Ending the night curfew is one step towards lifting the state of emergency, which the prime minister will surely do, Suporn Atthawong, vice-minister of the Prime Minister's Office, said on Friday (June 12).

He made his remarks in reply to red-shirt leader Nattawut Saikuar's comments that ending the night curfew was not good news because the government could use the state of emergency to reimpose curfew.

"We want Nattawut to understand that the government and the Office of the Consumer Protection Board worked on the process and found that if there were no state of emergency, the night curfew cannot be announced," he said. "The allegation that the government is continuing the state of emergency to maintain political power is an old way of thinking."

He added that the government had achieved success in dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak, adding that 95 per cent of the lockdown measures had been eased.

"Once the situation returns to normal, the government will certainly allow people to live a normal life," he added.

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