Source: NNT PRD (25/05/2011)
Police have revealed that political violence is most likely in ten provinces during the time of election while heavy security is being provided for MP candidates in Chon Buri and Nakhon Ratchasima.
According to National Police Advisor for Security Affairs Police General Pongsapat Pongcharoen, police have convened after the registration of constituency MP candidates began throughout the country on 24 May to assess the situation ahead of the general election and the safety of candidates in each area.
The Police Advisor said a total of ten provinces, comprising Bangkok, Khon Kaen, Chon Buri, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Roi Et, Udon Thani, Samut Prakan and Ubon Ratchathani, were found to have the highest possibility of untoward incidents. Therefore, all political movements in such areas will undergo stringent monitoring by authorities from now on.
Pol Gen Pongsapat elaborated that political figures in many provinces had already requested protection from the police, especially in Chon Buri and Nakhon Ratchasima where more officers had been deployed than other areas.