Over 3,000 policemen to be deployed for ASEAN summit

Over 3,000 policemen to be deployed for ASEAN summit_English_Xinhua.

BANGKOK, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) — About 3,100 policemen will be deployed to provide security during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, a police chief said Wednesday.

Pol Lt. Gen. Thawil Surachetpong, commissioner of Provincial Police Bureau seven, who oversees the area in Phetchaburi Province’s Cha-Am district and Prachuap Khiri Khan province’s Hua Hin district where the summit takes place, told reporters after senior police officers met to discuss security preparation of ASEAN summit, according to The Nation website.

Thawil said the police forces would come from tourist police and several agencies in nearby provinces of Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan.

ASEAN summit will be held on Feb. 27 to March 1.