Authorities are investigating a report that three people with suspected links to Islamic State (IS) terrorists met religious leaders in Narathiwat late last year, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said yesterday.
According to security intelligence sources, the three suspects were Indonesian, Malaysian and Singapore nationals. They gave donations to religious leaders at a mosque in Narathiwat’s Sungai Kolok district and asked that local students be taught about the IS, the sources said.
Gen Prayut said Thursday that authorities were verifying the report.
“We have to watch out for things that have an impact on other countries or the world community,” Gen Prayut said.
“Sometimes, talking about some issues will yield no benefit. It will help perpetrators escape. There is no need to know everything. Some things have to be kept secret. Some things need managerial skills to make sure the country is not troubled and the people do not panic.”
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