Martial law to stay in Thailand: minister

November 21, 2014 4:20 AM

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's martial law will not be lifted for the foreseeable future, the justice minister said on Friday, despite an earlier pledge to lift the law in some provinces to help the tourism industry which has struggled since a military coup in May.

The announcement comes as Thailand prepares to enter its peak tourism season, over the Christmas and New Year period.

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