BANGKOK, 4 April 2012 The city police are ready to provide safety to Bangkok residents during the upcoming Songkran holidays.
Deputy chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, Police Major General Wichai Sangpraphai, said that security will be stepped up across Bangkok from April 7th to 13th, when city residents will likely be outside enjoying the Songkran festival.
Police Major General Wichai’s assurance was heard after Deputy Prime Minister, Police Captain Chalerm Ubumrung held a meeting with commanders of Metropolitan Police Division 1-9 to discuss the security program for the holidays.
Wichai stated that the number of police officers on duty during the festival will be added to ensure city residents and tourists alike of their safety.
In addition, several checkpoints will be set up throughout Bangkok while city police will collaborate with all related security forces to pay close attention to areas where a huge crowd of Songkran revelers will be gathering, such as Khao San Road and Central World shopping plaza.
The Deputy chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau added that police intelligence has confirmed that there is nothing to worry about the violent attacks seen recently in the South spreading to the capital.
(NNT : Nopparat Chaichalearmmongkol)