PM Yingluck’s discussion of Deep South unrest with security-related agencies


BANGKOK, 3 May 2013 The Prime Minister has again met with national security-related agencies to discuss the government’s handling of years-long violent insurgency in Thailand’s southern border region. 

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, on Thursday, chaired the weekly meeting with representatives from national security agencies at Government House.

The meeting saw the presence of the PM’s advisor, Gen. Yuthasak Sasiprapha, Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan, Army Commander-in-Chief Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Adul Saengsingkaew and National Security Council (NSC) secretary-general Paradorn Pattanatabut.

Reporters said the discussion on Thursday focused on the follow-up on the solutions to Deep South unrest, during which the government has been stressing on an integration of all related agencies in order for the peace restoration to be achieved.

In addition, the meeting reportedly touched on the NSC’s peace talks with the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) in Malaysia and the group’s five conditions proposed to the Thai government.