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Deputy PM checks on Asean summit venue

Oct 30. 2019
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By The Nation

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan visited the venue for the upcoming 35th ASEAN summit on Tuesday (October 29) to witness security rehearsals and boost the morale of the officers.

A total of 10,000 officers are being deployed to secure the meeting area under the supervision of the Royal Thai Police.

Local residents have been asked to send details to a private Line group should they spot any suspicious behavior. The security is divided into 3 layers and 5 zones with vehicle checks and crowd control measures in place in case of an emergency.

Face recognition systems and CCTV have been installed and all cars in the 5 zones must be registered before entering the area. Plans are in place for protection and rapid movement of delegates should a possible threat present itself.

“I want everyone who joins the rehearsal to find any flaws and improve the security until it’s flawless. We have to be ready since this is about the security of leaders. We failed last time [at the Asean Summit in Pattaya in 2009], But, this time, I’m sure that we will accomplish our security mission. ” Prawit said.

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