Betong on high alert for Tak Bai incident anniversary

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BANGKOK, 25 October 2013 Betong district has tightened up security measures in the area ahead of the 9th anniversary of Tak Bai incident. 

According to Betong chief district officer Mr. Supawarit Phetkarn, the district has commanded joint forces of military, police, and administrative officers to set up checkpoints on four roads leading to the city.

Security check will be stricter in important government offices and private establishments round the clock in order to prevent terrorist attack, given today marks the 9th anniversary of the Tak Bai incident.

The district has also asked civil volunteers and the Armed Force to help monitoring the district to prevent any violence in this period.

Additional checkpoints have also been set up to ensure maximum security, said the chief district officer.