ISOC urges tourism operators to join terror fight

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The Internal Security Operations Command urged the public to help observe, trace and evaluate suspicious situations to prevent terrorism and transnational crimes.

Lt. Gen Sasin Thongpakdee, deputy commander for the 1st Army Region, led the Aug. 24 training session at Pattaya City Hall with top city officials, police and military officers.

Lt. Gen Sasin Thongpakdee, deputy commander for the 1st Army Region, leads a training session at Pattaya City Hall with top city officials, police and military officers urging the public to help observe, trace and evaluate suspicious situations to prevent terrorism and transnational crimes.
Lt. Gen Sasin Thongpakdee, deputy commander for the 1st Army Region, leads a training session at Pattaya City Hall with top city officials, police and military officers urging the public to help observe, trace and evaluate suspicious situations to prevent terrorism and transnational crimes.

Pattaya was chosen as the center for training police and tourism operators to help prevent crime and terrorism. More training sessions are planned in the future.

At the meeting, assignments were handed out to organizations involved to help prevent criminal activities and transitional crimes such as drug smuggling.

The approximately 180 people assembled listened to lectures on readiness preparation to observe, trace and evaluate situations covering a range of threats. The workshop also covered problem-solving regarding terrorism and transnational crimes.

ISOC Region 3 deputy director Lt. Gen. Angard Cha­wanwiwat said the seminar was aimed raising awareness of terrorism and transnational crimes to those providing services in Pattaya.

These private citizens, he said, can form a network for security and safety.

Pol. Lt. Col. Tanormsak Ruyueanyong, deputy superintendent of Security Unit Region 9, said immigration officers need to strictly examine visitors’ passports and facial features before allowing them to enter the country.