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Thai Govt to compensate violence victims in Deep South

BANGKOK, 24 March 2012 (NNT) – Thailand’s committee tasked with studying compensation plan for people affected in the Deep South unrest have approved of a special budget for four groups of victims.

According to Prime Minister’s Office Permanent Secretary Thongthong Chandrangsu, those who are eligible for the scheme include ordinary people who lost their lives during the unrest. Their family will receive a compensation of THB100,000.

The second group of victims is civil servants, including police and soldiers. Their children will be offered a job at a state agency in addition to the prior assistance package.

The third group of victims consists of those who were killed during the massacre at Krue Sae mosque and the Tak Bai tragedy on April 28 and October 25, 2004 respectively. Families of the dead will receive a compensation of THB7.5 million for state officials are accountable for the two incidents.

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