Sukumpol Suwanatat

BANGKOK, Oct 17 – A posture of peace and public order will be maintained on the Thai-Cambodian border no matter what the international court judgement regarding the Preah Vihear temple border dispute will be, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said today.

Three killed in Songkhla bombing

Saturday, 29 June 2013 13:14
SONGKHLA, June 28 - Three persons were killed as a bomb exploded in Na Thawi district of this southern border province this morning even as Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat was visiting a neighbouring province.

Opposition slams new cabinet reshuffle

Saturday, 29 June 2013 10:38
BANGKOK, June 27 - Thailand's Opposition Democrat Party slammed the upcoming cabinet reshuffle today, saying it was a reaction to the heavily-criticised rice pledging scheme which resulted in losses and a lack of transparency.
BANGKOK, June 25 – Thai Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat today lashed out at militant group Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) for making unacceptable demands and conditions on the Thai government’s handling of the southern situation.

Indian Defense Minister visits Thailand

Saturday, 08 June 2013 14:03
BANGKOK, 6 June 2013 Thailand’s Defense Minister Air Chief Marshal Sukumpol Suwanatat on Thursday welcomed his Indian counterpart AK Antony during his official visit to Thailand. 
BANGKOK, May 12 - Thailand's Defence Minister on Sunday refuted rumours that Army Chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha would be dismissed, saying the claim was groundless.
YALA, 22 March 2013 The Defense Minister has led Cabinet ministers and the media to restive Deep South to get first-hand information on how the government has been tackling insurgent violence in the region. 
BANGKOK, March 20 – Thailand’s Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat  said today that only a few rounds of dialogue with Muslim insurgent groups will not solve the continuing violence in the country’s far South.
BANGKOK, 12 March 2013  The Interior Minister has urged for a speedy progress on the government’s push for amnesty despite the lack of participation from the opposition Democrats. 
BANGKOK, March 4 – The situation in Thailand’s strife-torn far South will improve following the signing of an agreement between the Thai government and a Muslim insurgent group last Thursday, Thai Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat said today.
SI SA KET, Feb 26 – Thai Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat stood firm that today’s lunch meeting with his Cambodian counterpart Tea Banh did not touch on the legal conflict on the border dispute.
BANGKOK, Feb 21 - Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat reaffirmed on Thursday that the government has made the right moves to tackle violence in Thailand's insurgency-torn deep South and that the situation will improve in a few months.
BANGKOK, Feb 13 – Thai Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat today praised Marines in Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat for successfully protecting a military base from an insurgent attack in which 16 assailants were killed.
BANGKOK, Feb 6 -- Thailand's military are ready to provide security protection for people from other provinces working in the three southernmost provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat, if requested, according to Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat.
BANGKOK, Feb 4 - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday went to Phnom Penh to attend the cremation of Cambodia's former king Norodom Sihanouk.
BANGKOK, 29 January 2013 The Thai government is adamant to repatriate thousands of Rohingya migrants to Myanmar within 6 months. 
BANGKOK, Jan 25 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra reasserted today that Thailand will forge onward in protecting the kingdom’s sovereignty concerning the dispute with Cambodia over land in the area surrounding Preah Vihear temple.
BANGKOK, Jan 23 – Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials will meet with related state agencies Friday seeking practical solutions to the problem of Rohingya migrants in Thailand in preparation for further talks with international organisations.

Men in uniform to teach southern students

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 11:56
NARATHIWAT, Dec 26 – Thai army soldiers and border patrol police will be assigned to teach in state-run schools in violence-plagued provinces in Thailand’s far South, according to the Thai defence minister.
BANGKOK, Dec 24 -- Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat is considering enlisting active military and border patrol police to teach students in Thailand’s southern border provinces after many schools face a shortage of educators due to the recently escalating violence.
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