BANGKOK, 29 June 2012 The government is stepping up the clampdown on street crimes by launching a thorough sweep of firearms in the country.
Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubumrung said Thursday that he has instructed related officials to urgently take firearms out of the streets of Thailand after the previous administration has overly given out permits to firearm shops.
Mr. Chalerm stated that the thorough and serious sweep of weapons will continue even though he has received threats from those who have been affected by this new policy.
When asked about worries over more street protests during the next Parliamentary session in August, the Deputy PM assured that the government will employ no force in dealing with demonstrators while every step of crowd-control measures will be constantly broadcast to the public.
Mr. Chalerm is confident that the upcoming rallies will lead to no violence.
(NNT : Nopparat Chaichalearmmongkol)