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Thai border governors ordered to set up war rooms

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SURIN, 8 February 2011 (NNT) – Interior Minister Chavarat Chanvirakul has instructed governors of provinces on the Thai-Cambodian border to set up war rooms to monitor the border situation and hand out assistance to villagers affected by cross-border shellings.

Mr Chavarat on Tuesday chaired a meeting with the governors of Surin, Buri Ram and Sa Kaeo as well as officials from related units in Surin province. He reiterated to the governors of those border provinces to stay alert and set up war rooms to give assistances, both at the provincial and district levels.

The minister also assigned the provincial governors to closely coordinate with the military, monitor news reports provided by coordinators at the community level, warn local residents upon possible spilling-over of clashes, and be prepared for evacuation.

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