07 Jun '11, 11am

Thailand to deploy 100,000 police for election

Thailand to deploy 100,000 police for election

Thailand will mobilise 100,000 police officers to guard polling stations for its July 3 general election, the national police chief said on Tuesday, amid fears the vote could bring violence. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BANGKOK - THAILAND will mobilise 100,000 police officers to guard polling stations for its July 3 general election, the national police chief said on Tuesday, amid fears the vote could bring violence. The election will be the first since Thailand was rocked by its deadliest political violence in decades last year, when more than 90 people died in street clashes between armed police and opposition protesters. 'The Royal Thai Police will mobilise at least 100,000 police deployed at more than 90,000 polling stations across the country for the July 3 election,' General Wichean Potephosree told reporters. He said so far 256 candidates from the ruling Democrats and the main...

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