State of Emergency rules

There’s been confusion amongst a lot of us about what on earth the State of Emergency means this time around. When the previous SoE was declared during the red-shirt riots, we had curfews and demonstrations were banned and the government and military enforced them. This time around these are the 5 measures for the State of Emergency, now will they actually be enforced?

1. No gatherings of five or more people in areas marked out by the CMPO are allowed. People can only gather for legal demonstrations and elections. Actions inciting disorder are banned.

2. News reports and distribution of newspapers and other publications carrying distorted information or facts that might cause panic, affect peace and order or good morals are not allowed.

3. At the order of the CMPO chief, the use of public transport routes and vehicles for other purposes is prohibited.

4. The use of public buildings and areas, as well as entering specific places is prohibited under the orders of the CMPO chief.

5. People must evacuate certain areas for their own safety and not enter other areas in line with orders of the CMPO chief.

6. The CMPO chief will set a timeframe for enforcing the above orders and set a criteria for operation officers to minimise the impact on the general public.

Stocks in the news (hemraj, ktb, lh, ofm, ptt, tpoly) 24.01.14

HEMRAJ

HEMRAJ aims land sales of 1,600 rai and invest Bt6bn in 2014. It will launch the 7th industrial park, Hemaraj Chonburi 2, in 4Q14. It views the political situation as an opportunity to buy cheap land. (Khao Hoon, 24/1/14)

Comment: Still the best company around, if the stock price drops enough as a function of this then it may be attractive again 

KTB

KTB denies rumor it will supply money to pay farmers — KTB denies the rumor flying over social networks that it has agreed to lend Bt160bn to the government to pay farmers in the rice-pledging scheme. (Khao Hoon, 24/1/14)

Comment: This rumour has been bouncing around regarding KTB or the social security office or the etc etc etc… 

LH

LH revised down its revenue target for 2014 to Bt27.5bn and presales at Bt32bn. It will launch 21 new projects worth Bt35bn and invest Bt9bn. It will issue debentures of no less than Bt8bn. (Khao Hoon, 24/01/14)

Comment: A stalwart in the property industry, but only attractive to us whenever there is a market crash 

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