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Thailand. 2008 ‘Laws, Legislation, Regulations, Administrative Procedures.’ National Report of Thailand on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), pp. 2-3. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United Nations. 1 July

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Laws, Legislation, Regulations, Administrative Procedures

Thailand has put in place adequate laws, regulations and administrative procedures to exercise effective control over trade of small arms and light weapons to prevent the illicit activities and diversion of the weapons to unauthorized recipients that might occur during the process and to ensure that tight controls are applied to all illicit activities.

It can be said that Thailand has sufficient domestic laws in place to control the possession and transfer of these weapons, with the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Defense as well as the Royal Thai Police as the main enforcing agencies….

Several amendments were introduced to the laws: These include the following: the amendment to the ministerial regulations of the Ministry of the Interior (number 15), which increased the fee for possessing guns and increased the fee for carrying guns. Furthermore, the Ministry of the Interior imposed stricter criteria for gun ownership to refine the qualification of the gun owners, and the permit license can be withdrawn anytime if it can be proven that the gun owner has acted inappropriately. Moreover, there is the pilot policy to stop issuing permit license to carry all types of guns into tourist provinces by starting in Phuket, where the authorities has stopped issuing the permit licenses since 1999.

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