Deputy PM Chalerm woos village headmen to fight southern insurgency

BANGKOK, Dec 14 – Village and community leaders in insurgent violence-affected provinces in Thailand’s far South will be asked to lend their hands to the government’s counter-insurgency response, Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubumrung said today.

He said he instructed governors of the four southernmost provinces – Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla – to meet with subdistrict and village leaders to relay his message with a promise of extra rewards if they are successful.

Read more: MCOT

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