Thailand's military rulers on June 6 lifted a curfew in four more tourist destinations, apparently in the hope of further easing the negative impact on tourism.

The four resorts, all popular among Thai and foreign tourists for their beaches, are Cha-am, Hua Hin, Krabi and Phang-Nga.

Earlier on June 3, the curfew was removed in three other resorts, including Pattaya, Samui and Phuket.

The Thai tourism industry has complained the curfew imposed immediately after the May 22 coup by the army was adversely affecting their business.

The curfew, from midnight to 4 a.m., is still imposed to other locations across the country.

NCPO leader Gen. Prayut Chan-Ocha provided an update on the junta's efforts through a nationally broadcast TV program, saying priority is given to problems affecting low-income earners and farmers and ensuring transparency in conducting its rule.

The junta leader also insisted that he would restore democracy to Thailand as soon as the ongoing political conflict is resolved, as well as work out a transparent election system.-VNA