Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dismissed concerns expressed by some countries over security in Thailand following Monday's bombing at a Bangkok shopping mall. Tharit Jarungwat, director general of the Department of Information and Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Thailand's security is sufficient, and that a large number of security forces have been mobilized to maintain peace and order during the Songkran festival. Tharit's statement followed reports that the Australian government had advised Australians planning to visit Thailand to exercise caution.