Thai PM Mulls Over Tightening Gun Control and Expanding Foreign Markets


BANGKOK (NNT) – The government is intensifying efforts to address the widespread issue of firearms in Thailand.

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Srettha Thavisin, after consulting with various agencies and discussing with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Anutin Charnvirakul, asked for increased scrutiny in this domain.

In addition, to hasten market expansion with foreign countries, representatives of the Thai Ambassadors and the Foreign Affairs Ministry have been invited for discussions.

Government Spokesperson Chai Watcharong revealed the Prime Minister’s directive for an expedited implementation of an ’Emergency Alert System’, particularly for firearm-related incidents. The directive emphasizes a comprehensive approach, including tightening control on imitation firearms. There is a call for heightened security measures at vital locations. Such directives don’t require a committee, allowing the Prime Minister to exercise immediate authority, and instructing various agencies to take action.

Regarding foreign affairs, the Prime Minister has encouraged Ambassadors to take proactive measures in opening foreign markets.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for five years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.