NSC: Security for Jan 13 rally ready

Security measures have been put in place to prevent and handle any incidents on Jan 13 when anti-government protesters attempt to shut down Bangkok, National Security Council (NSC) chief Paradorn Pattanatabut said on Sunday.

Lt Gen Paradon was speaking after a meeting of representatives of the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) and senior police officers to discuss security measures for the planned city siege next Monday by the People's Democratic Reform Committee. 

He said only details regarding joint operations and areas of responsibility had yet to be finalised as part of the contingency plans to deal with the protesters.

Asked if imposing the emergency decree was part of the government’s plan to handle the Jan 13 rally after military leaders had objected to it, Lt Gen Paradon said the situation had not reached a level of public disorder or violence for the enforcement of the decree.

However, he believed the leaders of the armed forces would agree with the move if there were reasonable grounds for its enactment, adding that the issue has been consistently discussed among security agencies including the top brass. 

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Discussion 1 : 06/01/2014 at 12:35 AM
Over Five millions good and well educated Thai Citizens have come out to protest against the massive corruptions of the Yingluck's Government in peaceful and orderly manner for almost Three Months. And the only trouble they had is from the policemen.
Discussion 2 : 06/01/2014 at 12:33 AM
Or you could say "Why not just try prevent it"...Thainess :)
Discussion 3 : 05/01/2014 at 10:22 PM
Does this govt ever talk about the safety of the protesters. This tells you a lot about the arm of the law in Thailand. And yet another reason for Reform to breakup the police into it's own autonomous agency.
Discussion 4 : 05/01/2014 at 09:24 PM
The best action is no action at all, infact if they claim to be peaceful than let them have the whole Bangkok, police should stay away to avoid confrontation.
Discussion 5 : 05/01/2014 at 09:21 PM
the puea thaksin puppets are simply waiting orders from dubai.
Discussion 6 : 05/01/2014 at 09:20 PM
"He said only details regarding joint operations and areas of responsibility had yet to be finalised as part of the contingency plans to deal with the protesters." The idiom "the devil is in the detail" comes to mind. It's the little details that, if overlooked, can escalate and upset the best laid plans. Ignoring details is an invitation for Murphy's law to surface.
Discussion 7 : 05/01/2014 at 08:28 PM
Ready for what?...nothing is finalized. Thainess.

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