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Other nations react to martial law in Thailand

Other nations react to martial law being imposed in Thailand after political violence

Motorcyclists drive past Thai soldiers stationed outside the Thai police headquarters Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Bangkok,Thailand. Thailand's army decl...

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Motorcyclists drive past Thai soldiers stationed outside the Thai police headquarters Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Bangkok,Thailand. Thailand's army decl...

Comments from officials in other nations about martial law being imposed in Thailand:

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U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the U.S. was very concerned. We "urge all parties to respect democratic principles, including respect for freedom of speech. We expect the Army to honor its commitment to make this a temporary action to prevent violence, and to not undermine democratic institutions."

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Philippine Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said the Thai unrest might spook investors but that trade was still flowing and supply chains still moving. "We're just cheering on the sidelines for them to resolve it. Thailand is a great country. They've shown their resilience and we're confident that this is a short-term hiccup."

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Indonesia's Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said his country was deeply concerned and hoped normalcy could be restored quickly. "Indonesia has consistently called for respect of constitutional process and democratic principles in order to promote national reconciliation and unity, reflecting the wishes of the Thai people."

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Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade urged all parties in Thailand to resolve their differences through peaceful democratic processes. "Thailand has Australia's goodwill and support as it tries to find ways to settle its political difficulties."

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AP writers Jim Gomez in Manila, Philippines, Niniek Karmini in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Rod McGuirk in Canberra, Australia, contributed to this report.


Updated : 2021-06-23 05:03 GMT+08:00