BANGKOK, 22 January 2014 The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is geared up for the upcoming general election scheduled for February 2nd and the advance voting on Sunday January 26th.
Permanent Secretary for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Ninnart Chalitanon, convened a meeting of the BMA’s District Office directors, Election Commission officials, and related personnel on the forthcoming elections, at the Bangkok City Hall. Mrs. Ninnart said the meeting was to inform the officials on election process and the BMA’s responsibilities to support a smooth and efficient election as requested by the Election Commission of Thailand. Towards that goal, the BMA has set up a coordinating center at the Administration and Registration Office on the 5th floor of the City Hall. The center has the BMA Permanent Secretary as its director.
And amidst the rising tension caused by the anti-government rallies, Mrs. Ninnart said directives have been sent to EC committees at all of the 33 constituencies, giving them practical guidelines in case of an emergency. The instructions include preparations of vehicles for an immediate evacuation in case violence erupts, leaving polling venues to safe places and reporting to police stations in respective constituencies.