Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Higgins Thailand prayer update

Hi;

Doug & Fiona Higgins here.We trust you are doing well.

Please be in prayer for Thailand throughout this coming week.From Friday through the weekend there will be rallies organised for Thailand in response to the government announcements regarding the decisions made upon the frozen assets of the former Prime Minister.To date things have been very quiet and peaceful.However the upcoming rallies are organised and there is significant support for the cause of the rallies too.The following article was sent to me by a friend living in Bangkok.

Below is an article that came out on Thai Visa today about a weapons stockpile that was stolen this past week, could get quite interesting.

6,000 guns and explosives stolen from barracks
BANGKOK: -- Acting Thai government spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn
confirmed on Sunday that an urgent investigation was being conducted
into a massive loss of weapons and explosives from an army base in
the southern province of Phattalung.
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According to Mr Panitan, a police report was filed last Thursday and
investigators are attempting to determine whether the weapons have
fallen into the hands of insurgents in the south, or the United Front
for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), aka the red-shirts, who plan
to hold its million man march and rally commencing this Friday, March
12, in an attempt to oust the government.
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Informed sources claim about 6,000 assault rifles and a large amount
of explosives were taken from Engineering Regiment 401, part of the
Fourth Army Region, in Phatthalung Province, and the theft was only
discovered on Tuesday.
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Mr. Panitan said the investigation was focusing on the possibility the
theft was an inside job and that since the loss, security at other
army weapons warehouses, especially in Bangkok, has been tightened.
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The revelation of the theft follows comments yesterday by Prime
Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva that recent intelligence reports had
pointed to the possibility of sabotage taking place on March 14.
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Mr. Abhisit said that the government's Security-Related Situation
Monitoring Committee had received information that acts of sabotage
aimed at creating chaos were being planned by red-shirt sympathisers.
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When questioned about the matter, Army spokesman Colonel Sansern
Kaewkamnerd said the Army had no such intelligence.
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Sean Boonpracong, international media spokesman for the UDD, said
protesters coming to Bangkok on March 12 are being repeatedly told not
to bring weapons to the rally and UDD security personnel will be
checking people for weapons prior to and during the rally.
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We're constantly stressing to people that the only weapon they
should bring is a camera to photograph anything that the government
might instigate and to photograph the checkpoints along their route.
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If UDD security personnel detect anyone with weapons then that person
will be handed over to government security agents, Mr. Boonpracon said

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