Officials in Yala step up security measures


BANGKOK 16 May 2014  —Security measures in Yala province have been stepped up beginning today, the first day of the new school year, to prevent terrorist attacks.

Local security-related officials have been dispatched to schools in the province. Security forces have been ordered to remain extra vigilant, particularly during the first day of the local school year.

Parents in Yala filled up streets taking their children to school on the first day, prompting local security officials to keep on their toes watching over them to ensure that they are safe and to create confidence among school teachers and parents.

Apart from army officials and police, rangers, under the command of Col. Witthaya Wayla, have also been deployed as security personnel to ensure safety in the areas.