Thai Gov’t agreed to extend ISA from 1 May till 30 June

  The caretaker cabinet held its weekly meeting today at the National Science Museum in Pathumthani province to consider a proposal of the National Security Council to extend the enforcement of internal security law (ISA) in Bangkok for 61 more days when it expires end of April. The caretaker government still cannot return to the […]

PDRC mob rallies will continue for months, says CMPO

The political rallies by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) will drag on for several more months because the anti-government group has not yet achieved its goal of overthrowing the administration, said Center for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) Director Chalerm Yubamrung. Police Captain Chalerm, the CMPO Director, asserted that ‘verdicts’ handed out by independent […]

Bangkok Governor’s Safety City Policy is a Sham

Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra assigned city law enforcement officials to tighten security measures and provide greater support to police to ensure the safety of residents of the capital and those in and near protest areas. According to MCOT, the Governor presided over a ceremony to provide moral support to municipal workers on duty at City […]

Bangkok security checks reveal guns and grenades

Deputy police chief Pol.Gen. Ek Angsananant confirms the police have set up check points to prevent a third-party attempt to incite violence during the political protests. Pol.Gen. Ek on Sunday inspected many check points such as those at Lat Phrao junction on inbound Vibhavadi Rangsit road, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the head office […]

Rule of Law: Safeguarding the public from a violent mob

Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Monday announced the expansion of the country’s Internal Security Act to the whole of Bangkok, Nontaburi province and Bangpli district in Samutprakarn province which borders Bangkok. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is located in the Bangpli district and the move to impose the ISA is seen as to prevent protestors from occupying […]

National Police Day of Thailand

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra attended the annual National Police Day Celebration dinner held at the Royal Thai Police Sports Club. The National Police Day of Thailand is held every 13th October. Chief Pol Gen Adul Sangsingkaew, the National Police Commissioner and many high ranking police officials were on hand to welcome the Yingluck. Police General Pracha […]

Thailand’s Emergency Decree in the Deep South

The Cabinet has decided to extend the enforcement of the Executive Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations in the three southern border provinces for another three months, from 20 September to 19 December 2013. The decision covers all districts in Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat provinces, except Mae Lan district in Pattani. The Internal Security […]

Security: Operation of integrated CCTV system

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has carried out an inspection of the operation of CCTV systems nationwide on Wednesday. She was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Pracha Promnok and Information Communication and Technology minister Anudith Nakornthap when she paid a visit to the CCTV control room at the Foreign Affairs ministry. The visit came after Prime […]

Thailand destroys 337,725 landmines

Thailand states that it has never produced or exported antipersonnel mines. The country formerly imported antipersonnel mines from China, Italy, the United States, and the former Yugoslavia. It completed destruction of 337,725 stockpiled antipersonnel mines on 24 April 2003. But the insurgency in southern Thailand (also known as the “Deep South”) has seen extensive use […]

Bangkok’s Fire Safety Failure

The Bangkok Metropolitan Council (BMC) has urged the City Hall to recall nearly 100,000 fire extinguishers it has distributed to various households following reports of explosion of the device. Bangkok Metropolitan Councilor for Phasi Charoen area Sutha Nitiphanont said that last month residents in several districts have filed complaints against the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration for […]