Monday, November 29, 1999

Thai govt considers Bangkok curfew during clashes

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Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Sunday his government is considering imposing a curfew in Bangkok following three days of fighting as the army attempts to isolate a sprawling protest encampment.He said Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban, in charge of security during the protests, is discussing a possible curfew along with other measures during meetings with the military and other agencies."Deputy PM Suthep is discussing whether there is a need to announce the curfew under the circumstance," Abhisit said in a televised statement.(Reporting by Ploy Ten Kate. Editing by Jason Szep)

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