PHUKET: The Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) has imposed emergency law in 15 more provinces in the central, northern and northeastern parts of Thailand, CRES spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said.
Phuket, however, is not on the list of affected provinces and remains calm, as it has been since the red-shirt demonstrations began two months ago.
The 2nd and 3rd region Army commanders are in charge of maintaining order in the affected provinces.
Phuket airport is open to both domestic and international flights and is operating normally.
Meanwhile, the United States and British embassies in Bangkok have announced the closure of their offices today, the former saying it was “very concerned” about the violence between the Thai government and the protesters in the capital.
— P huket Gazette
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