Terrorism report prompts alert at US consulate in Chiang Mai

Malay Muslim family in Songkhla

Malay Muslim family in Songkhla. Image: Tarik Abdel-Monem.

BANGKOK, Feb 12 – Security has been reinforced at the United States consulate in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai following a report of possible violence by muslim extremists, Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubumrung said today.

He said details of the intelligence report were delivered to the Fifth Region Police Commander Suthep Dejraksa last week so that he will closely monitor the situation.


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