ISA in Bangkok extended for 3 months

Use of the Internal Security Act now in force in Bangkok and parts of two adjacent provinces will be extended for three months, caretaker Deputy Defence Minister Yutthasak Sasiprapa said on Wednesday.

The ISA's current term  will end on Dec 31. The cabinet agreed to the extension because of security concerns about the ongoing rallies by the People's Democratic Reform Committee and its allies, which could also threaten the scheduled elections on Feb 2, Gen Yutthasak said.

All districts in Bangkok, Lat Lum Kaeo district in Pathum Thani province and Bang Phli district in Samut Prakan province are currently under the Inteernal Security Act

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Discussion 1 : 25/12/2013 at 05:46 PM
Yes, ideed, army and police have with untiring energy seen to the enforcement of the ISA. This is supped by the following statement by somebody who is in the know: "The former army chief and supreme commander (Gen. Chaisit Shinawatra), who turned 69 on Wednesday, termed the protests a ''quiet coup'', pointing out that police and soldiers made no effort to end the month-long rally."
Discussion 2 : 25/12/2013 at 03:40 PM
Caretaker government should be Care Less government, as they have shown repeatedly that they could care less about what anyone thinks regarding their actions, and we no longer care about what they say or promise. They have lost all credibility and just want to rush back to the gravy train with the elections, hoping to get their hands on the taxpayer's money again.
Discussion 3 : 25/12/2013 at 01:27 PM
Silly to have ISA when police can't enforce it.
Discussion 4 : 25/12/2013 at 01:03 PM
What not make it permanently ? Oh, it already is almost permanently .
Discussion 5 : 25/12/2013 at 12:58 PM
Does it mean it is now safe to use the BTS ?
Discussion 6 : 25/12/2013 at 12:20 PM
"caretaker Deputy Defence Minister Yutthasak Sasiprapa said " Has the caretaker Defence Minister no time to tell this himself?
Discussion 7 : 25/12/2013 at 12:13 PM
ISA? I never knew that was still in force, what with the police doing nothing at all :)

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