BANGKOK, 28th October, 2015 (WAM) – Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-ocha says that Thailand needs a cyber security unit to ensure technological security, urging the public not be paranoid about it.

The prime minister told journalists on Tuesday that the Defence Ministry is responsible for the new cyber security unit, while the Royal Thai Armed Forces are implementing the project, which has nothing to do with the idea about a single international Internet gateway.

Quoted by Thai News Agency (TNA), the prime minister noted that Thailand’s newly-set up cyber army would prevent any cyber war which is being handled by every country seriously.

According to the prime minister, cyber attacks include the transmission of signals to interrupt communications and the use of drones or satellites for espionage and the Thai military needs tools to cope with the emerging threats.

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