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Thailand Boosts Foreign Embassies Security Ahead of Constitutional Vote

Philippines Embassy in Bangkok

Philippines Embassy in Bangkok. photo: Mike Powell.

The Thai authorities have stepped up the protection of foreign embassies ahead of the constitutional vote, local media reported Friday.

BANGKOK (Sputnik) — Over 40 million of Thais are set to vote this Sunday in a referendum on a new constitution, which is expected to hand over greater powers to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), a military-controlled unelected government in power since the May 2014 military coup.

“Thailand is a very safe country for foreigner tourists. Thailand is even safer than some of the countries, whose embassies have published these warnings…,” Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said, as quoted by the newspaper.

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