Deep South emergency extended for 47th time

YALA - The government has extended the use of the emergency decree for another three months in Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani provinces, but excluding Pattani's Mae Lan district.

The extension is effective from March 20, Col Yuthanam Phetmuang said on Thursday.

The decree was first enacted by the Thaksin Shinawatra government in July, 2005,, and has been extended by three months by every government since then.

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