A step in the right direction

The powers that be have finally started the process of lifting the Martial Law, which was enforced during the recent coup.
Whilst it’s not a total lift, with only 35 of 76 provinces still under the martial law, it’s a step in the right direction for real democracy and not military governed. Defence Minister Boonrawd was quoted as saying “We’ve decided to lift it in Bangkok and nearby provinces because we care about the international community and tourism”.

The emergency security laws will not be lifted officially until King Bhumibol Adulyadej gives his assent, a formality that is expected to take a few days.

2 Comments so far

  1. Oakley (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 11:58 am

    But now you’ll have to face the alcohol advertising ban!!! Tann tann TAANNNNN. *Eeeek*


  2. Daniel (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 1:54 pm

    I still don’t think this ban will work. I’ve spent a chunk of time moving through the new airport and it’s full of alcohol advertising, who looses out when this all goes?

    Somehow I can see a politician getting annoyed when they loose donations to their party.

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