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Thailand’s stores increasing security for Songkran

Thailand’s retail operators have imposed various safety measures for Songkran, the country’s traditional New Year day, to increase consumer confidence in the safety of their malls after the recent car bomb in Hat Yai.

Chai Srivikorn, president of the Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA), said member retailers are still concerned about safety and offered special training for their security guards to deal with emergency situations. Guards will be trained to notice suspicious objects that could be bombs.

The RSTA will also coordinate a joint patrol to routinely monitor the area, and the number of security guards will be increased.

(Source: Bangkok Post )