NCPO might lift curfew in some tourist areas


BANGKOK, 29 May 2014 – The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is considering whether or not it will lift curfew in certain provinces in order to ease the political tensions and the impact on the country’s tourism industry. 

According to Deputy Spokesperson of the NCPO Col Nattawat Chancharoen, the army is mulling over lifting curfew in some tourism destinations, given that the political situation is now stable and that there are no signs of unrest.

The NCPO was earlier informed that the imposition of curfew had been affecting the tourism industry as entertainment venues and other tourist attractions, including restaurants and department stores, were forced to close their daily operations down early.

The curfew has been invoked since last Thursday when the military decided to seize power and established the NCPO to run the country. The current curfew hours are from midnight to 4 am in the morning.