“Whereas it is expedient to have an Act on Internal Security
This Act contains provisions which impose restrictions on the rights and liberties of the people as allowable under Section 29 and Section 31 along with Sections 32, 33, 34, 36, 41, and 43 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand by virtue of the provisions of the law.
Be it, therefore, enacted by the King, by and with the advice and consent of the National Legislative Assembly as follows.”

“Section 3. In this Act ‘the maintenance of internal security’ means operations to prevent, control, resolve, and restore any situation which is or may be a threat arising from persons or groups of persons creating disorder, destruction, or loss of life, limb, or property of the people or the state, in order to restore normalcy for the sake of the peace and order of the people, or the security of the nation.”

The Act contains 3 Chapters,  Special Provisions and 26 Sections. The Chapters are the following:

  1. The Internal Security Operations Command
  2. Duties of maintaining internal security
  3. Liability
Thailand-Internal Security Act-2008-eng (full text in English, PDF)

Thailand-Internal Security Act-2008-tha (full text in Thai, PDF)


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