BANGKOK: The Royal Thai Army has beefed up securityÂ measures in the conflict-ridden far south as the Muslims’ Ramadan month
approaches, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.
Deputy Defence Minister and Thai Army Chief General Udomdej Sitabutr toldÂ reporters on Thursday that the move is to ensure security for Muslims in theÂ region during the fasting period.
Udomdej said the government is focused on development and maintaining peaceÂ in cooperation with locals and other sectors.
He added the overall situation in the far south had slowly improved despiteÂ occasional reports of violence.–BERNAMA