At least 3,000 police will be deployed around the CentralWorld shopping plaza in Bangkok for the annual New Year Countdown celebration.
Metropolitan police spokesman Pol Maj Gen Adul Narongsak said barriers will be put up around the site to control traffic and metal detectors will be in use to screen revellers.
Organisers and the mall management had been asked to place security guards at all entrances and exits surrounding the event area, and to inspect all suspicious vehicles. Police would also be placed on highrise buildings in the vicinity to guard against any possible attack from projectile weapons.
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