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Thai junta chief says he has asked king to lift martial law

[BANGKOK] Thailand's junta chief said Tuesday he has asked King Bhumibol Adulyadej for permission to end martial law, but added that a new executive order would be drawn up to replace it.

"I have already submitted permission to the king to lift martial law. The king will have to approve whether martial law is lifted," Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha told reporters.

"A new order (to replace martial law) will be issued very soon," he added.

AFP