200,000 policemen to keep security on election day
January 29, 2014 00:00
An estimated half of the 400,000strong police force will be dispatched to maintain law and order on the election day this Sunday, according to a senior police officer.
Pol Lt-General Amnart Anatngam, assistant national police chief who heads the police centre to mainrain peace during the election, said that more than 200,000 policemen would be deployed, and more than 50,000 of them commissioned officers. Those are in addition to 1,450 rapid deployment units on standby at police stations, he added.