Thai-Malaysian security beefed up
- Published: 6/03/2013 at 09:17 AM
- Online news:
Authorities are building up security along the Malaysian-Thai border as moves continue towards peace talks to end the violence in the deep South.
The beefed-up security aims at preventing militants in the South from trying to find safety in Malaysia, according to a Wednesday report in the New Straits Times newspaper.
The police chief of Kelantan state, which borders southern Thailand, denied insurgents were actually crossing the border, and said the new security measures were "just in case".
"We remain cautious of the unstable situation in southern Thailand," said Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman
"Although we have not received any reports on illegal movement, we are still gathering information from our Thai counterparts."
There is fear in the border region that militant groups opposed to peace talks will increase their attacks in coming weeks and months.
Some of the gangs do not agree with the peace agreement between militant group Barisan Revolusi Nasional and the Thai government, the policeman said.