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Kanok Karn
16th February 2012, 08:30
Security has been beefed up at the country's main airport, railway stations and bus terminals after several countries issued alert messages for foreigners residing or traveling in Thailand.

Mr. Somchai Sawasdeepon, Director of Suvarnabhumi Airport, said that the security inside and around the airport has been raised, with 30% more police officers and security guards on duty around the clock, since 3 explosions went off in a residential area of Bangkok on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Mr. Wuthichart Kalyanamitra, President of the Transport Company, revealed that all incoming and outgoing buses are now being screened and checked while security measures at all terminals have been stepped up as well. Mr. Wuthichart added that the Transport Company has requested more plain-clothes and uniform policemen to station at the terminals.

In addition, State Railway of Thailand (SRT) Governor Yuthana Thapcharoen said that heightened security, with the collaboration from local police stations, has been implemented at all train stations and train tracks. At Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Railway Station, the operation hours are now limited to between 5 am and midnight, while SRT will no longer allow anyone to spend the night inside the station, for safety reason.

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