By The Nation
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.