A bomb explodes near the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, killing at least 19 people and injuring 123 others. No one claims responsibility. Thai Society president Songvut Manoonpong says that parties opposing the Thai military government are responsible.
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva lifts a curfew in the capital Bangkok and 23 provinces in the aftermath of protests but a state of emergency would remain. [http:--www.bernama.com-bernama-v5-newspolitic.php?id=502046 (Bernama)] [http:--www.google.com-hostednews-ap-article-ALeqM5g3j-vAVG1fg3kEfnogTiH8_4EXvwD9G0GG0G2 (AP)] [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-news-local-179532-pm-abhisit-govt-to-lift-curfew ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019
Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and anti-government "Red Shirt" protesters reach a qualified agreement to hold general elections in November, but questions over the dissolution of parliament prevent an end to the two-month standoff in central Bangkok.