BANGKOK, 28 June 2012 (NNT) – Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Police Captain Chalerm Yubumrung has instructed police to stamp out illegal sales of guns to reduce the crime rate while expressing his belief that there will be no violence in the next parliamentary session.
Pol Capt Chalerm said the crackdown on gun selling must be executed quickly, especially in areas under the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Police Division 7. The Deputy Prime Minister claimed that a large number of gun shops were opened up during the previous government; therefore, serious and continued efforts will be made to eliminate all illegal trading activities.
In response to a speculation that political activists will rally again in August when the next House session starts, Pol Capt Chalerm said if security officials decide to take actions to maintain law and order, the operation will be broadcasted live to the public in every step.
The Deputy Prime Minister cited such action as an attempt to break into a government building as an example of what the authorities must prevent from happening. Nonetheless, he reiterated that the government will not use violence against the demonstrators.
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