More security for Prem

18 09 2009

In an earlier post, PPT observed that protecting Prem Tinsulanonda seemed to have become the paramount issue of national security, with red shirts are banned from the area of Prem’s army residence. Latest reports provide more confirmation of the desire to protect the aged chief adviser to the king.

The Nation (18 September 2009 “Security tightened at Gen Prem’s residences”) reports that “[j]oint forces of police and soldiers have been deployed to residence of Privy Councilor Gen Prem Tinsulanonda in Nakhon Ratchasima to prepare for pro-Thaksin protesters who planned to rally there.”

It adds that tents were set up by the security forces in front of Prem’s Bangkok residence together with two fire trucks nearby. Setsiri Road in front of his residence was closed and checkpoints occupied by large contingent of military personnel and police were set up at both ends of the road.


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22 09 2009
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