Curfew withdrawn across nation


BANGKOK, 13 June 2014 – The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has made a decision to revoke the curfew restrictions in all areas of Thailand after political tensions subsided.

A recent announcement issued by the NCPO indicated that, based on the latest assessment, the political turmoil in the country had already eased off and the overall situation had been more peaceful, with no tendency of violent incidents. Therefore, the NCPO saw fit to cancel the curfew in the remaining areas of the Kingdom from tonight onwards.

The cancellation was said to be part of the NCPO’s policy to minimize the impact of the curfew on Thai people’s daily life and to allow tourism activities to carry on. The curfew was imposed on May 22 following the military takeover and was initially effective nationwide from 10 pm-5 am. The restricted hours were later reduced while cancellations were gradually announced in areas where the atmosphere was calm, most of which were popular tourist destinations.