Thai Minister of Defense Addresses Institution Protection Following Student Activists’ Obstruction of Royal Motorcades


At 11:30 a.m. on February 15th, Mr. Sutin Klungsang, the Minister of Defense, publicly stated after the council meeting regarding the protection measures of institutions following an incident where student activists obstructed the eldest Princess Sirindhorn’s procession.

The council meeting discussed the case in which Ms. Thantawan “Tawan” Tuatulanon, a 20-year-old student activist, and her friends, obstructed the Her Princess procession. The case was closely monitored, with all relevant military units instructed to stay vigilant and prevent future incidents.

Rear Admiral Thanitphong Sirisawetsak, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Defense, further stated that traffic still operated normally for all people during the royal motorcades. It was reported that during the royal motorcades, the police had not blocked the road and allowed traffic to operate normally in the past as well.

His Royal Majesty the King is reportedly concerned about the impact on the public caused by the recent act, both His Majesty’s and other royal family members, thus directing the Royal Thai Police to ensure appropriate traffic facilitation measures are in place, both for royal and public traffic, said the spokesperson for the Ministry of Defense.

Regarding the security measures, actions will be taken following the Security Act of 2014 and 2017, along with carrying out ceremonial duties per His Majesty’s wishes.

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