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24 March 2017 12:12 (South Africa)

Thailand lifts state of emergency in three more provinces

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The Thai government has lifted the state of emergency, in force since April, in three more provinces, after liftting it in five provinces on 6 July. However, Bangkok is one of 16 provinces where the emergency is still imposed. This means that political gatherings of more than five people are prohibited, making campaigning for a parliamentary by-election in Bangkok on Sunday effectively illegal. Read more: Reuters

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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