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With talk of an end to the Emergency Decree, which was put in place to combat Covid-19 and extended several times, the government is looking into imposing a new disease control law and transitioning the Covid-19 task force, which was formed under the emergency order, into a new body. According to the Bangkok Post, the government said the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, which is known as the CCSA, will continue its role as leading the country’s efforts to contain Covid-19. A new disease control law will replace the emergency decree and a new Covid task will form under the […]

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"  A new disease control law will replace the emergency decree and a new Covid task will form under the law.

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam says the new law will give the government power to declare a state of public health emergency without invoking the general state of emergency order .

That means more power to the government .

It depends on how and when they want to use this law ...

A ' state of public health emergency ' will enable them to impose tough regulations on personal freedoms ...

 

 

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I said this the other day when they began whispering about doing away with the CCSA, it's just another opportunity for Prayut and his minions to press their thumbs down even harder on Thai society.

The only difference here is we won't have to wait for the periodic "Emergency Decree to be extended" announcement.

Every day will be an Emergency Decree day.

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