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PHUKET: Prasarn Trairatworakul, chairman of the Thai Bankers Association, said today that banks in shopping malls can reopen on Saturday and Sunday.

The move followed a Bank of Thailand (BoT) announcement that all banks in Thailand would be closed today and tomorrow, opening again for business on Monday.

The move will protect bank staff and the public, according to the BoT.

All electronic banking machines, including ATMs, will remain in service.

The BoT assured the public that cash available at ATMs nationwide is sufficient and there is no need to withdraw large amounts of cash.

The government has declared the remainder of this work week a special two-day bank holiday in Thailand due to the rioting and arson attacks in Bangkok yesterday.

— Kitima Pornmongkhonwat

 

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