NARATHIWAT, 14 May 2012 – Military personnel in the South are fully prepared to protect teachers and students during the new school terms, which will begin on May 23rd.
In Narathiwat province, over 5,000 military personnel will be deployed in 13 districts to ensure safety of teachers and students in 375 schools. The officers will be divided into three teams: security team inside schools, protection team on the routes that teachers and students commute, and rapid response team for emergency cases.
According to intelligence reports, the Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK) rebel group is planning to stage an attack during the school session.
Meanwhile, in Pattani Province, over 200 teachers from Islamic private schools have discussed security plans with Pattani provincial police to prepare to work together to ensure safety for both teachers and students.