On 9 July 2013 at Government House, the NSC chief gave an interview on the prevention of violence in the southern border region during Ramadan. He said the NSC’s preventive measures were based on suggestions of the Chularatchamontri, the Muslim spiritual leader of Thailand.
If there were violent incidents during the month of Ramadan, Lt. Gen. Paradorn insisted that the BRN insurgent group would have to explain to the Thai government why it could not prevent the incidents and who were behind them.
Representatives of the Thai government and the BRN will meet again after Ramadan.
Regarding the audio clip, which mentioned an upcoming approval of the amnesty decree through the NSC, the NSC chief confirmed that the council had no knowledge of the matter. He said he had listened to the clip and believed it would not affect national security.