Seven Districts Excluded from Emergency Decree Enforcement in the Deep South

June 4, 2021


The enforcement of the 2005 Executive Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations in the three southern border provinces is to be extended for another three months, except in seven districts.

The decision was made on 2 June 2021 at a meeting of the Public Administration in Emergency Situations Committee, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwon.

At the meeting, the Fourth Army Area Commands Internal Security Operations Command, Forward, reported its operations from 20 March to 18 May 2021, in accordance with the enforcement of the 2005 Executive Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations in Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat.

In the overall picture, the unrest situation in the deep South has improved, with a decrease in the number of violent incidents. Local people also have a better understanding about the necessity of operations carried out by officials and have given good cooperation with them.

The Public Administration in Emergency Situations Committee also approved the proposal by the Fourth Army Area Commands Internal Security Operations Command, Forward, to extend the emergency decree enforcement from 20 June to 19 September 2021.

The Government deems it necessary to extend the enforcement of the executive decree for the continuation of tackling violence in the three southern border provinces to ensure public safety.

The seven districts to be excluded from the state of emergency in the deep South include Mae Lan and Mai Kaen in Pattani; Betong and Kabang in Yala; and Su-ngai Kolok, Sukhirin, and Si Sakhon in Narathiwat.


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