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31 May 2014 :: 10:05:47 am 88378

Gov calls again for curfew to end ASAP in Phuket

Governor Maitri Inthusut spent last night (May 29) out and about checking on curfew arrangements, and made another call for Phuket to be exempted from the curfew as soon as possible.
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At 9pm he visited soldiers from the Vachirawut Camp in Nakhon Sri Thammarat, along with police and local Volunteer Guards who are working at the Tah Chat Chai check point at the north end of the island. He presented them with a basket of snacks and a box of energy drinks before inspecting arrangements.
 
With Tah Chat Chai check point being the land gateway to Phuket, the ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has sent 43 troops there to ensure it is well manned.
 
Governor Maitri explained, “In the past week, we have received orders from the commander of Army Region 4 [in Nakhon Sri Thammarat] to check for war weapons, other guns and drugs.
 
“The crime rate across the island has fallen because the shops are closed earlier and the people go home earlier.
 
He admitted that the curfew – currently from midnight to 4am – may be having an effect on tourism but said he expected Phuket tourists “to relax soon”.
 
“The tourists in Phuket are living normally. All shops and entertainment places know the regulations and have been collaborating well with us. Tourists are also informed through hotel websites.
 
“However, the curfew may affect tourists in Phuket. The curfew should be cancelled in tourist areas, especially Phuket.
 
“There have been no incidents here of people contravening NCPO orders; people have followed the orders. I have already proposed to Army Region 4 and high-level administrators that the rules be relaxed [for Phuket].”
 
View the original story on The Phuket News

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