The Cabinet Monday extended the enforcement of the Internal Security Act in Bangkok and nearby provinces by 61 days.
Deputy Government Spokeswoman Sunisa Lertpakawat said the ISA enforcement is due to expire on April 30 and the extension will last from May 1 to June 30.
She said the extension request was submitted by the Centre for Administration of Peace and Order on ground that there were still efforts to incite people to cause disturbances and public hardship.
The ISA is being enforced in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan’s Bangpli district and Pathum Thani’s Latlumkaew district.
Sunisa said caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra asked the CAPO to consider reducing security forces deployed to keep security under the ISA enforcement if certain areas do not have many protesters.