Thailand's Internal Security Act will be in effect for at least two more months, a government official says. The measure gives the police expanded powers as they attempt to manage the country's increasingly fragile political situation.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has suggested that a 499-member National Reform Council be appointed to address possible changes to the country's constitution and electoral process.
The opposition — who would generally prefer that no party linked to Yingluck's brother Thaksin Shinawatra be allowed to rule — claims the council would be beholden to Yingluck. "It is certain that she will interfere with the proposed council," an opposition spokesperson says.