Thailands government lifts martial law

first_imgThailand’s Prime Minister, Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, announced the lifting of martial law, 10 months after its declaration in May 2014, following Gen Prayuth’s audience with His Majesty the King, who gave consent to the move on the grounds that it was no longer necessary.Prime Minister Prayuth said it will be replaced by a new security order under Article 44 of the Provisional Charter. Article 44 allows the Prime Minister broader powers to issue executive orders to deal with threats to national security or the monarchy.The government has promised to restore democracy following reforms, until then, former army chief Prayuth has responded to critics of Article 44 by promising to exercise his new sweeping powers responsibly, insisting that they will only be used to urgently solve national problems without violating human rights.Thailand is at the forefront of the business events industry, with our ‘Thailand CONNECT the World’ campaign, we offer a diversity of destinations enriched by efficient infrastructure and transport links, and five designated MICE Cities that offer a brilliant blend of world-class facilities, unrivalled business opportunities, and high quality MICE professionals & standards.last_img read more