Army warn groups stirring up trouble during Royal Funeral period

Army Chief General Chalermchai Sitthisart
Breaking News from The Nation
Security officials have detected signs on social media of intent to provoke a public disturbance during the week of the funeral for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and have issued warnings to those concerned about such an attempt.
Army Chief General Chalermchai Sitthisart said on Monday that those seeking to provoke a public disturbance were in fact the same group of people who were accused of having violated the Kingdom’s lese majeste law, and who had subsequently fled the country.
He stressed that security officers were on full alert, and there should be nothing to worry about as people would also help them by keeping their eyes open for anyone with ill intent.
The funeral of the late monarch, he added, was a most significant event for all Thais, and officers would continue to take care of security issues, especially in and around the funeral compound.
Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan is in overall charge of security matters, he said.
Police officers will be the prime force tasked with taking care of security matters around the compound, while the military will support them with intelligence, Chalermchai said, adding that they would focus their suppression effort primarily on certain known targets.

STORY: The Nation

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