Security tightened at Government House

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BANGKOK, Sept 8 —  With only two days left before new Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha starts his work at Government House, a large number of police officers, bomb disposal experts and trained dogs early Sunday searched buildings inside the compound as well as outside to make sure that no suspicious objects were left before the new government leader starts working there.

Just-refurbished buildings such as the Santi Maitree and the Thai Kufa  buildings were inspected thoroughly because many workers had been on the site.

No suspicious objects were found, but security officials will conduct another inspection including tests of telephone systems on Monday.

Officials and staff working for the deputy prime ministers and the minister attached to the prime minister’s office may inspect their offices today.

Gen Prayuth, also leader of the National Council for Peace and Order which seized power on May 22, will hold his first cabinet meeting at Government House tomorrow.