CHACHOENGSAO, 4 July 2014 - Military officers from the 11th Infantry Division along with police have conducted a raid on Chachoengsao Central Prison in a bid to prevent the spread of narcotics.

Security forces have conducted a prison shakedown in the province’s main prison at the order of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). The move was done to contain the spread of narcotics within the prison. Police and soldiers have made body search on inmates and inspected several areas such as bedrooms and storage rooms to detect any possible narcotics.

In the search, they found several inhalants, cigarettes, tobacco, and cape wire. However, the authorities were unable to detect any presence of drugs as they performed drug tests on the inmates.

Saturday, 05 July 2014 11:36

NCPO replaces ONCB's director

BANGKOK, 4 JUL 2014 Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen has been relieved of his position as Secretary-General of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board, while Corrections Department chief Suchart Wong-anantachai has been transferred to the post of inspector-general.

Pol Gen Pongsapat of the ONCB was replaced by his deputy Permpong Chaovalit in the 84th announcement which was broadcast live on Thursday.

The NCPO, in its announcement, ordered the creation of an additional position of Inspector in the Office of The Permanent Secretary for Justice. Therefore, Corrections Department chief Suchart Wong-anantachai was transferred to the newly-added post of inspector-general at the Justice Ministry while Mr. Wittaya Suriyawong, director of the Office of Justice Affairs was transferred to become the chief of the Corrections Department.

The Corrections Department deputy director-general Kobkiat Kasiwiwat was also transferred to the Office of Justice Affairs.

The announcements take effect immediately

Thailand has stressed the need for ASEAN and the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) to focus on combating human trafficking and transnational issues, including foreign migrant labor, as the realization of the ASEAN Community is approaching. 

SAMUT SONGKHRAM, 4 July 2014- Cases of war weapons left discarded in remote areas have resurfaced again, as perpetrators fear heavy punishment under the military court. 

BANGKOK, 4 July 2014 - According to the Army Deputy Spokesperson Colonel Sirichan Nga-thong, the Chief of National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), General Prayuth Chan-ocha, has learned of a wish to meet him of Mr. Wira Somkwamkid who has recently been freed from Cambodia, and wanted the latter to help support national order and reconciliation. 

BANGKOK, 4 July 2014  – The Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) has ordered security officials working in the Deep South to be especially on guard during the last ten days of the Ramadan fasting month, as insurgents hold the belief that attacks toward the end of the Ramadan period would earn them more merit than at other times. 

BANGKOK, 3 July 2014  - The Foreign Affairs Ministry has assured the public that Thai passport holders are welcomed to visit countries in the EU. 

Samut Sakhon is the first province to have set up a one-stop-service registration center for migrant workers in order to reorganize foreign workers from neighboring countries, mainly those from Cambodia. 

BANGKOK, 3 July 2014  – The Ministry of Defense has organized a seminar to gather public opinions on national reform as both the government and the public sector took part in the event. 

International and local travelers are invited to join the Thai Buddhist community nationwide in celebrating the start of Buddhist Lent 2014.

Referred to as Khao Phansa in Thai, Buddhist Lent, or Buddhist Rains Retreat, lasts three months, and it begins from the first day of the waning moon of the eighth lunar month. 

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