5,000 policemen tasked with safeguarding polling stations in Bangkok

Thailand News Breaking News

Thailand News Breaking News. Image: TN.

BANGKOK, 30 January 2014 (NNT) – The Center for Managing of Peace and Order (CMPO) will deploy 5,000 police officers at all polling stations in the capital and request the army to send officers to provide security in southern border provinces on the election day.

CMPO Director Chalerm Yubamrung said he would talk with national police chief Pol.Gen. Adul Saengsingkaew about sending forces to take ballot papers back after a group of people surrounded the Hat Yai Grand Postal Building to prevent the postal service from distributing ballot papers to southern constituencies. The center would also ask the secretary-general of the National Security Council to help maintaining peace and order in the three southern border provinces during the national election, Mr Chalerm said.

Read more: NNT

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