Bangkok's Checkpoints To Be Decorated With Flowers In Makeover Effort: Army

By Charlotte Alfred

BANGKOK (AP) — Military checkpoints set up in Thailand’s capital to keep security during the country’s political unrest are getting a makeover in a bid to project a kinder, gentler image, the army said Friday.

Maj. Gen. Wara Boonyasit, a division commander, said soldiers have decorated some bunkers with colorful flowers and potted plants after Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra suggested that the 176 checkpoints around Bangkok may be unnerving residents and scaring foreign tourists. Soldiers were deployed in force around the capital last week after a spate of armed attacks on anti-government demonstrators who are demanding Yingluck’s resignation. While the violence …read more

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