iLaw says curbs curtail free speech

The Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw) group has slammed new restrictions issued under the emergency decree to curb the latest wave of Covid-19.On its Facebook page, iLaw targeted Announcement No.27 under the emergency rule which, it said, includes a provision (Restriction No.11) limiting free speech ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Emergency decree extension, new visas approved

The government will extend the state of emergency through October and approve special tourist visas starting next month after a six-month gap, say ministers.The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday approved the extension through Oct 31, according to ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Wissanu plays down extension of emergency decree

The government on Wednesday tried to allay concerns over its decision to extend the emergency decree until the end of July, saying most of its restrictions had already been lifted anyway.“The emergency decree is still needed to ensure integration of the authority held by various ...

Mongkol Bangprapa

Thai National Security Council says curfew may possibly be “loosened” in future phases

Earlier today, the Thai National Security Council announced they would support continuing the current Emergency Decree to the end of June, although any final official decision would not happen until a Thai Cabinet meeting on Tuesday of next week.Speaking with associated Thai press this afternoon, ...

Adam Judd

Prayut fine-tunes curfew ban on some groups

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has allowed some groups or sectors to be excluded from a nationwide curfew that keeps people at home to facilitate their work.In a televised update on Friday, Gen Prayut said he had signed an order to allow people in selected sectors ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Emergency could be extended

The government, if need be, will extend the state of emergency for another month or two depending on the Covid-19 situation, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (March 31) after a cabinet meeting.He said the government is reviewing the situation each week. The premier announced ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand Mulls Emergency Decree for ‘Big’ Economic Stimulus

Thailand said it’s mulling an emergency decree to enable the government to borrow more money to support the economy over the next two to three months.There’s no limitation on the size of the potential funding, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said in a briefing Friday ...

Komsan Tortermvasana

Somkid: Emergency borrowing could top B200bn

The government is mulling an emergency decree to enable it to borrow more money to support the economy over the next two to three months.The Finance Ministry has been asked to work on a “big” stimulus package, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said on Friday ...

Emergency decree bans entry to foreigners

All foreigners will be banned from entering the country under the emergency decree being invoked to combat at the coronavirus pandemic.The emergency decree comes into effect at midnight on Wednesday, and remains in force through April 30.The decree bans all foreigners from entry at all ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Emergency decree coming Thursday

The government will declare an emergency and introduce new measures to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Thursday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Tuesday.In his live televised announcement at Government House, Gen Prayut said new requirements to control the disease would be enforced ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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