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Army Chief rejects special administration in Thai Deep South

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BANGKOK, 8 March 2012 (NNT) – Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army Gen.Prayuth Chan-ocha has confirmed there is no need for a special administrative zone in the southern border region of Thailand, saying that he believes the majority of the locals disagree with the idea.

Gen.Prayuth on Thursday spoke to the media about the controversial draft act of Pattani Darussalam for the establishment of a special administrative zone in the restive South. He said he had met with Deputy Prime Minister for Security Affairs Gen.Yuthasak Sasiprapa to discuss the matter.

According to Gen.Prayuth, the deputy premier clarified that he only said he would study the draft act but he did not mean that the law would be enforced as the decision would depend on the government.

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