ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights has urged Thailand not to extend the state of emergency it imposed to tackle the coronavirus.

Maria Chin Abdullah, Malaysian MP and APHR member, says the country has brought its daily number of coronavirus cases under control and, with almost all restrictions lifted, has “no reason” to justify emergency powers. 

“Thailand must lift the emergency decree immediately, continue its fight against the pandemic within the usual power structure, and focus on developing an economy that closes the glaring inequalities that this virus has exposed,” Chin Abdullah said in a statement.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has 10 members, including Thailand.

Source: Aljazeera

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