B160bn spent fighting southern unrest
- Published: 8 May 2012 at 14.31
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The various governments have spent about 160 billion baht in total trying to quell the unrest in the far South since it erupted in January 2004, so far to no avail, the head of the Advisory Council on the Administration and Development of Southern Border Provinces, Pakorn Preechawuthidech, said on Tuesday.
Thai security personnel investigate the site of a bomb attack in southern Thailand's Yala province March 31, 2012. (Photo REUTERS)
Mr Pakorn said about 60,000 soldiers have been sent to the far South, to augment the police, civil servants, volunteers and the paramilitary rangers deployed there, but the violence in the region still continued.
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