Isoc will not detain people deemed security threat

Isoc will not detain people deemed security threat

A peace-keeping force assembles at the government complex in Phichit province on Tuesday before departing the venue, with the National Council for Peace and Order  set for disbandment later in the day. (Photo by Sittipoj Keibui)
A peace-keeping force assembles at the government complex in Phichit province on Tuesday before departing the venue, with the National Council for Peace and Order set for disbandment later in the day. (Photo by Sittipoj Keibui)

The Internal Security Operations Command will not detain people who threaten security, even though the detention order of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) remains in effect, an Isoc spokesman said.

The NCPO would disband when the new cabinet is sworn in on Tuesday evening and Isoc would proceed with its normal mission to guarantee security, Isoc spokesman Maj Gen Thanathip Sawangsaeng said on Tuesday mornng.

Although NCPO order 3/2558 remained in effect, Isoc did not have to apply it because it already had power under the Internal Security Act to cope with security situations, he said.

"I insist that the Internal Security Act does not authorise any detention or order for anyone to undergo an attitude change," he said.

The Internal Security Act only empowered Isoc's provincial committees to convene meetings with people to seek information that would be useful to local communities and respective provinces, Maj Gen Thanathip said.


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