Faulty measures blamed for death of farmers in South
BANGKOK, Feb 4 – Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha admitted today there were flaws in the security measures for farmers under the state’s rice planting revival scheme in the far South which resulted in the fatal shootings of two trainer farmers from the central plains and the wounding of 10 others in Pattani province last Friday.
Most of the surviving farmer trainers expressed their desire to return to their home provinces of Sing Buri and Suphan Buri. The farmers from the central region participated in a rehabilitation project for abandoned rice fields in the South under the sponsorship of the Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre (SBPAC).
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