Sukumpol oversees security, South
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Nov 28 signed an order assigning Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat to be in charge of security affairs and the South situation.
- Published: 29/11/2012 at 06:04 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
ACM Sukumpol said his new assignment came after a change of officials in this field of work.
As for the security of teachers in the three southern border provinces, the defence minister said that in his view the chances for security problems to occur would be minimised if teachers followed instructions given by the authorities and did not put themselves at risk by travelling outside of designated routes.
ACM Sukumpol said violent incidents in the South happened in only 15% of the entire area and there were only about 3,000 villages with problems.
"I want the media stop reporting the situation in the South for about one month, like the way they did in Ireland. I believe this would help a lot," the minister said.
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