06/09/2014 (press release: JaturontThan)
By Kittima Chanwattanasil
June 7, 2014
Bangkok, Thailand – General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the leader of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), ordered an economic working team to assess the impact of the curfew on tourism in provinces including Phuket, Pattaya, and Koh Samui, according to NCPO deputy spokesman Natthawat Chancharoen.
The curfew had been lifted in the areas to improve the atmosphere for tourists. People in Pattaya in Chon Buri, the Koh Samui district in Surat Thani, and the island province of Phuket will no longer be subject to the 12:00 a.m.–4:00 a.m. curfew covering the rest of the country.
The exemptions were announced by the National Council for Peace and Order yesterday and took effect immediately.
Colonel Natthawat said the curfew would remain lifted in the three resort destinations as long as no protests against the coup took place there.
In addition, the Royal Thai Army has collaborated with Bangkok’s government agencies to organize events under that name “Bring happiness back to Thais” to encourage a happy and relaxed feeling among the people and tourists in Bangkok.
The ambience of this situation will be lively. Many people are interested in attending. There will be musical performances by the Royal Thai Army Orchestra and the Royal Thai Police Military Band; the army ’s soldiers will present a rendition of Stomp; and the Pong Lang.
The even will include a fair with food and beverages as well as health services, provided by the mobile medical unit of the Pramongkutklao Hospital.
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