Tight security in Yala provinceSeptember 13th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Police and military forces remain deployed throughout Yala province to ensure the safety of local residents.
Security patrols have been increased in commercial areas which contain stores selling gold ornaments as large numbers of Thai-Muslim citizens are purchasing gold in preparation for the end of the Muslim Ramadan Festival and the start of the Lailat al Qadr Festival (เทศกาลวันฮารีรายอ). Authorities are focusing on countermeasures to prevent possible theft of gold valuables following a robbery at a Bank Thai (ไทยธนาคาร) bank branch in Na Mom (นาหม่อม) district of Songkhla province yesterday (September 12).
No violent incidents or insurgent activities have been reported so far today.
Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand