Thai PM asks king's permission to lift martial law

March 31, 2015 7:12 AM

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Thai PM asks king's permission to lift martial law

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday he has asked for King Bhumibol Adulyadej's permission to lift martial law which has been in place nationwide since before a May coup.

The law, among other things, bans all political gatherings and gives the military sweeping powers of arrest and detention.

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