The emergency situations management committee on Wednesday extended the National Security Council Gen Wallop Raksanoh said.

The committee, chaired by Defense Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, discussed the situation in Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat and extended the emergency.

The Public Administration in Emergency Situation Act of 2005

Wallop said it would apply to all districts until September 19, except for Mae Lan district in Pattani, Betong in Yala and Sungai Kolok and Sukhirin districts in Narathiwat.

The government has switched to the less-draconian Internal Security Act.