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Police vow safe Senate poll

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Police are to deploy up to 100,000 officers to prevent the upcoming Senate election from being disrupted by protesters. 

Following disruptions to the Feb 2 general election, in which balloting in many constituencies was blocked, the Royal Thai Police Office has vowed not to allow a repeat performance in the Senate advance voting on March 23 and in the March 30 election itself.

Tarit Pengdith, a member of the Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO), said the agency is prosecuting hundreds of suspects accused of disrupting the Feb 2 election.

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