2008 Announcement Revoking Bangkok's State of Emergency

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Announcement Re: Revocation of the State of Emergency in Bangkok Metropolis as well as All Pertinent Announcements, Articles and Orders, dated 14 September 2008  (2008) 
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This is the unofficial translation. Section 7 of the Copyright Act, BE 2537 (1992) prescribed that: "The followings shall not be deemed as copyrighted works under this Act: ...(2) the Constitution and all laws; (3) regulations, articles, announcements, orders, arguments and letters circulated through any Ministries, Administrative Bodies, Departments or other agencies of the State or of the local administration; (4) Court's verdicts, orders, judgments and official reports; (5) translations and compilations of the matters set out in (1) to (4) made by the Ministries, Administrative Bodies, Departments or other agencies of the State or of the local administration."[1]


ANNOUNCMENT[2]
RE: REVOCATION OF THE STATE OF EMERGENCY IN BANGKOK METROPOLIS
AS WELL AS ALL PERTINENT ANNOUNCEMENTS, ARTICLES AND ORDERS
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Pursuant to the Declaration of the State of Emergency within the areas of Bangkok Metropolis on 2 September BE 2551 (2008) as well as the imposition of diverse measures in accordance with the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situation, BE 2548 (2005) in order to control, suppress and remedy the insurgency which led to the anarchy throughout Bangkok Metropolis. It is now manifest that the administrative authorities and agencies could take control over the said State of Emergency through exercising the various measures according to the law.


Be it, by virtue of Section 5 Paragraph Three of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situation, BE 2548 (2005) which is a legislation containing certain provisions in connection with the restriction of personal rights and liberties; however, Section 29 incorporating Section 32, Section 33, Section 34, Section 36, Section 38, Section 41, Section 43, Section 45 and Section 63 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand prescribed that it can be made by virtue of the legal provisions; the Prime Minister thereby announces as follows:


Section 1. The Declaration of the State of Emergency Within the Areas of Bangkok Metropolis dated 2 September 2008 shall be revoked.


Section 2. The announcements, articles and orders issued in accordance with the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situation, BE 2548 (2005) as an outcome of the Declaration of the State of Emergency Within the Areas of Bangkok Metropolis dated 2 September 2008 shall come to an end en masse.


This Announcement shall have immediate effect.


Annouced on the 14th Day of September BE 2551 (2008)

Somchai Wongsawat

Deputy Prime Minister acting as

Prime Minister

Notes and References[edit]

  1. สำนักงานคณะกรรมการกฤษฎีกา. (2549, 7 กรกฎาคม). พระราชบัญญัติลิขสิทธิ์ พ.ศ. 2537. [ออนไลน์]. เข้าถึงได้จาก: http://www.krisdika.go.th/lawHeadPDF.jsp?formatFile=pdf&hID=0. (เข้าถึงเมื่อ: 4 กันยายน 2551).
  2. Published in the Government Gazette, vol 125, pt 153 D, special issue, pp 1, dated 15 September BE 2551 (2008)