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Thai curfew lifted in three tourist hotspots: Military

Published on Jun 3, 2014 6:04 PM
 
Thai commuters wait for taxis or motorbike taxis as they rush home after a curfew was imposed following the Thai army chief's announcement that armed forces were seizing power in Bangkok on May 22, 2014. Thailand's junta said on Tuesday that it was ending a curfew in the major tourist resorts of Pattaya, Koh Samui and Phuket imposed after last month's military coup. -- PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's junta said on Tuesday that it was ending a curfew in the major tourist resorts of Pattaya, Koh Samui and Phuket imposed after last month's military coup.

The measure will be scrapped "to create a favourable climate for tourism", the military said in a televised announcement.

"The rest of the country remains under curfew," it added.

The curfew was initially introduced after the May 22 coup for the whole country for 10:00 pm until 5:00 am, to the dismay of the owners of bars and other late-night businesses.

 
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