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Sonthi: Martial law powers may be used

Tough powers available under martial law will be exercised if the security environment warrants it, Council for National Security (CNS) chief Gen Sonthi Boonyaratkalin said yesterday. There was no need to enact a special law to deal specifically with the rising political and security tension following the New Year’s Eve multiple bombings in Bangkok and adjoining Nonthaburi, Gen Sonthi said. The CNS already has martial law at its disposal, although it had not invoked the full extent of it, he said. Full Story

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