Police ordered to tighten control over anti-junta activities

The junta has ordered the police to tighten surveillance on anti-government groups and report about their activities every 15 days.

On 14 November 2017, Pol Gen Dejnarong Sutthicharnbancha, Deputy Commander of the Royal Thai Police, said that the police have received a letter from the government ordering every police departments to tightly monitor anti-government groups, according to Matichon Online.

The letter stated that certain groups of individuals are trying to incite conflict and stir up chaos against the government through social media and other means, adding that the groups are active both domestically and abroad.

It also said that besides aiming to attack the current government, the groups are also anti-monarchy.

The government demands every departments of the police to cooperate in an attempt to find out about the group supporters, financiers, and about their objectives.

The police is ordered to report to their superiors about the matter every 15 days starting from 30 November and cooperating with other security and administrative units to crackdown on the groups.

Anti-coup gathering in Chiang Rai in 2014 (file photo)