Thai PM orders security boost

30 November 2015
Thai PM orders security boost
Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (C) is escorted to the event room during the ASEAN summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22 November 2015. Photo: Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has ordered the police and military to increase security throughout Thailand for the rest of his government's tenure, according to The Nation in a report on November 28.
Speaking on November 27, the Thai military junta leader said the focus would be on important tourist destinations, risky locations and areas with traffic congestion. He called on the public not to be alarmed by large numbers of security personnel, who will soon begin patrolling different places across the country. More security cameras would also be installed, he said.
The call came after the military junta claimed a plot had been uncovered to attack government leaders, leading to the arrest of two suspects. Security has also been tightened following the deadly bombing of the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok.
The Prime Minister said the security officers would focus their attention on the upcoming “Bike for Dad” cycling event, to be held on December 11, shortly after the Thai king’s birthday on December 5, and would also cover other big national events like the New Year celebrations.
Prayuth said the increased security would be maintained for the rest of this administration's tenure.