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Phuket Governor orders authorities on high alert for undisclosed terror threat

PHUKET: Governor Chamroen Thipyapongthada has ordered all police and military commanders on the island to be on high alert for a terror attack, and to coordinate and carry out checkpoints at and near all of the island's prime tourist zones.

Sunday 14 February 2016, 02:15PM

Citing a "reliable news source that there is a threat of non-peaceful groups coming to Phuket to create a situation", the memo dated February 13 and signed by the Phuket Governor, also asked for all local government office heads to coordinate with the respective police, military and security chiefs to ensure that precautionary inspections are carried out, and to ensure that there are no black spots in CCTV coverage.

Any suspicious behavior or activity should be reported to authorities at once. In addition to the usual emergency channels, leads can be reported by calling 076-217-833 and 076-215-165. 

The memo did not name the reliable news source or provide any other information about the percieved threat.



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malczx7r | 16 February 2016 - 13:28:43

Went to Jungceylon at Patong yesterday, not looking in car boot like at central (you can have a bomb on back seat and that\'s ok) lol.
They are not checking rucksacks as you go in either, so much for high alert!

Richard Vickers | 15 February 2016 - 11:06:22

So what does this mean...?... that all police had to report immediately to the station and pull up a chair in front of CCTV with the hopes they can see it happen?... or now the police will be looking carefully into tourists motorbike seats for bombs.  Heaven help this place if anyone really wanted to cause mayhem.

tamvong | 14 February 2016 - 17:05:11

A reliable "news" source not an "intelligence" source? Hmmm, doesn't give you a very secure feeling does it?

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