Thailand tightens security after Paris attacks


BANGKOK-Thailand has reinforced security across the nation after Paris attacks last Saturday.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed security units to assure safety for the Thai public, saying every nation is now equally at risk. He has also offered condolences to families of those who died in the attacks.

Defense Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan has urged Thai people to report to the police by dialing 199 if they see anything unusual.

Royal Thai Police Deputy Spokesperson Police Major General Songpol Wattanachai said an increase in police patrols in various places is meant to assure public safety against all types of threats even though none has so far been detected.

Immigration police have also been told to be vigilant in their effort to prevent ill-intentioned individuals from entering the country.